The 2012 growing season began with above average spring rains and higher than normal temperatures, leading to a delay in flowering. When it finally began, it happened quickly, just before yet another rainy period that slowed ripening until early June. The summer was warm and dry, and the water reserves from spring helped grape maturation. As a result, the fruit developed smooth and silky tannins, while preserving a good acidity, making for an excellent vintage overall.
92 Points, Monica Larner, Robert Parker Wine Advocate – “Massolino's 2012 Barolo Parussi is a dark and savory expression that offers black-fruit intensity. Fruit is from the Castiglione Falletto township (as opposed to Serralunga d'Alba where the winery is based). In this vintage, you could almost mistake it for Serralunga d'Alba, given the power and textural richness it offers. Smoke and tobacco converge on the finish.”