Giuseppe Mascarello Langhe Nebbiolo 2021 (Piedmont, Italy) - [VM 92]

Giuseppe Mascarello Langhe Nebbiolo 2021
(Piedmont, Italy) - [VM 92]

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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 the wine:

Grape-variety: Nebbiolo.
Vineyard: Perno, on Santo Stefano hill in the village of Monforte d’Alba (CN), and various vineyards in Castiglione Falletto.
Grape Harvest: Beginning of October.
Wine-making process: Traditional-style, floating cap fermentation of selected estate-grown grapes for 15/20 days. The wine is then matured in medium-sized Slavonian oak barrels for around 6-8 months.
Expected cellar life: 5/6 years
Bottling: After two years following the vintage

Tasting notes:
Colour: garnet red with purplish highlights;
Nose: fruity aroma of ripe grapes, vinous, intense, varietal;
Taste: dry, round, well-bodied, tannic.

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

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - Vinous:
"The 2021 Langhe Nebbiolo is a gorgeous wine that shows the pedigree of the year. Bright, pliant and nervy, the 2021 is such a classy wine. Dark cherry, plum, spice, white pepper and crushed rocks are all laced together in this mid-weight, vibrant Langhe Nebbiolo that will delight readers lucky enough to find it. As has been the case for some years now, all of this fruit is purchased from sites in Barbaresco and Alba. Drink between 2024-2033."