Barolo, Monprivato
Giuseppe Mascarello

Barolo, Monprivato, 2018




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Giuseppe Mascarello, Barolo, Monprivato, 2018


Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Giuseppe Mascarello, Barolo, Monprivato, 2018

Rosehip, pressed raspberry, cherry stones and tart red berries, Monprivato 2018 is juicy and fresh in style with a touch of balsamic and stones. Measured and fresh and all in proportion – there is a lightness to this but history shows that it needs time to reveal its true potential. Patience will be rewarded. If you ask most Piedmontese growers which vineyard they would buy, money no object, the response is invariably Monprivato. A south west facing vineyard situated at 280 metres above sea level just below the town of Castiglione Falletto, the blue grey, marly silty and clayey soil has a high active limestone content. This together with gentle, traditional winemaking result in ethereal, nuanced wines of great ageing potential. Their complexity can sometimes be missed in their austere youth, but invariably blossom with age. The wines are aged in large Slavonian oak casks of 50-90 hl for three years.

Antonio Galloni, Vinous

The 2018 Barolo Monprivato is gorgeous. Aromatic and gracious, the 2018 is silky, expressive and very nicely balanced. The 2018 is a bit light and ethereal, as Monprivato is these days, but the tannins are impeccably balanced and all the elements are beautifully put together. Crushed red berry fruit, cinnamon, spice, dried flowers and orange peel lend nuance throughout. This is a fine effort in a highly irregular year.
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Giuseppe Mascarello

Giuseppe Mascarello

Giuseppe Mascarello is truly one of the great wines estates in the world. Their fabulous vineyard holdings, above all a sizeable 6.25ha of the legendary Monprivato vineyard, and a gentle, traditional approach to making wine result in some of the most ethereal, distinctive and sought-after wines in the world. The Mascarello family have been running their estate since the late 1800s. In 1980 current owner Mauro Mascarello took over from his father and has since seen the estate’s stock rise considerably amongst wine lovers globally and with his son Giuseppe and daughter Elena now alongside him, the domaine’s future looks bright. The wines are fermented with wild yeasts and are aged in large old wooden casks for several years before bottling without filtration.

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