Giuseppe Mascarello Figlio Barolo "Villero" DOCG 2019 (Piedmont, Italy) - [WS 95]
Giuseppe Mascarello Figlio Barolo "Villero" DOCG 2019 (Piedmont, Italy) - [WS 95]

Giuseppe Mascarello Figlio Barolo "Villero" DOCG 2019
(Piedmont, Italy) - [WS 95]

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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:

Grape-variety: Nebbiolo
Vineyard: Villero 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 15/20 days. The wine is then matured in medium-sized Slavonian oak barrels for around 30 months.
Expected cellar life: 10/25 years
Bottling: After four years following the vintage

Tasting notes:
Color: garnet red with orange-coloured highlights;
Nose: very fruity, elegant, intense;
Taste: excellent body with power and stuffing, full, well-balanced.

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

95 Points - Wine Spectator:
"This is round and fleshy, yet remains on the elegant side, sporting cherry, strawberry, floral and mineral flavors. Reveals the refined and detailed side of Barolo, with superb harmony if perhaps not the length of others from the vintage. Best from 2027 through 2046." - BS ( Jan 2024)