Giuseppe Mascarello Barbera d'Alba Superiore "Scudetto" 2017
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About the wine:
COLOR: deep ruby red, with elegant garnet highlights on ageing;
NOSE: vinous, varietal, ample;
TASTE: powerful, with stuffing and lots of body, well-balanced, round, packed with character, slightly tannic.
PAIRINGS: Roasts, red meats, poultry, and cheeses, including strong varieties.
VINEYARD: Perno, Comune di Monforte d'Alba (CN), hill of Santo Stefano
WINE-MAKING PROCESS: Traditional-style, floating cap fermentation for 15/20 days. The wine is then matured in French oak for approximately 18 months.
EXPECTED CELLAR LIFE: 10/15 years
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13-14%
BOTTLING: After two years following the vintage
Ratings & Reviews
92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2016 Vintage):
"The 2016 Barbera d'Alba Scudetto is full of cherry, full of dark chocolate and just full in general. The Mascarello family timidly discusses this vintage during my visit to the winery the way parents of doctors and lawyers talk about their other son, the struggling actor. This dark and thick Barbera may not have the finesse or complexity of other vintages, but those who like their reds big, bold and fruity certainly will appreciate it." - Monica Larner (28th Jun 2019)
91 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine (2016 Vintage):
"Big and brooding, with chocolate, blackberry, pomegranate, earth and chestnut flavors matched to a solid structure. A bit rustic in style, yet intense and full of character. Fine length. Drink now through 2024. 800 cases made." - BS (Region Piedmont)