Giuseppe Mascarello e Figlio Barolo "Monprivato" DOCG 2019 (Piedmont, Italy) - [WS 97]
Giuseppe Mascarello e Figlio Barolo "Monprivato" DOCG 2019 (Piedmont, Italy) - [WS 97]

Giuseppe Mascarello e Figlio Barolo "Monprivato" DOCG 2019
(Piedmont, Italy) - [WS 97]

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About the Winery:
The estate of Giuseppe Mascarello e Figlio has a long and illustrious history in Piemont, and it is unequivocally one of the greatest Barolo producers. This traditionally-styled winery's origins date back to the mid-1800s, when Giuseppe Mascarello made a name for himself managing the vineyards of other landowners, and which ultimately culminated in the purchase of his own vineyards and cellars in 1881 in the village of Monforte d'Alba.

Mauro Mascarello has been the winemaker for the Giuseppe Mascarello estate since the late 1960s, succeeding his father, Giuseppe, and his grandfather, Maurizio, both legends in their time. And like them, Mauro is a traditionalist dedicated to long fermentations and aging in old botti. But Mauro has also made important changes, not the least of which was the creation of a single Barolo from the great Monprivato vineyard in 1970. Prior to that year, his family had always made their towering Barolos and Barolo Riservas by blending Monprivato fruit with grapes from other sites.

About this Wine:
Few Barolo vineyards have either the history or the prestige of Castiglione Falletto’s Monprivato. Named in local land registries as early as 1666, it was, in 1985, on Renato Ratti’s short list of the eleven greatest historic vineyards of Barolo. The relationship between the Mascarello family and Monprivato dates back to 1904, when Mauro’s grandfather Maurizio bought the vineyard.

Notes from the Winemaker:
Grape-variety: Nebbiolo
Vineyard: Monprivato®, in the village of Castiglione Falletto (CN)
Grape Harvest: Towards the middle of October.
Wine-making process: Estate-grown bunches thinned during the summer undergo traditional-style, floating cap fermentation for 20/25 days. The wine is then matured in medium-sized Slavonian oak barrels for around 30 months.
Expected cellar life: 15/25 years
Bottling: After six years following the vintage

Tasting notes:
Color: garnet red with orange-colored highlights;
Nose: complex, very fruity, elegant, intense, spicy, with flowery touches;
Taste: excellent body with power and stuffing, demanding, masculine, long, full.

Type of bottle: Albeisa
Serving temperature: approx. 18°
Storage: Lying down in cool, dark surroundings.
Pairings: Red meats in general, game, mature cheeses.

Ratings & Reviews

97 Points - Wine Spectator: 

"Pure and stylish, this Barolo features rose, strawberry, cherry, mineral and underbrush aromas and flavors. Though silky in texture, this is well-structured, with integrated tannins and harmony. This is all about finesse and texture, with excellent length and a mineral aftertaste. Best from 2026 through 2045. 1,541 cases made." - BS (Jan 2024)