Giuseppe Mascarello, Barolo Monprivato 2014Regular price $200.00 Save $-200.00
The last of the great Barolo generation is Mauro Mascarello who took over for his father, Guiseppe. He has been making incredible wine since the late 1960s. Not only does Mauro continue the family’s tradition of excellence, he also brought about incredible changes. Monprivato, the family’s vineyard from which they had been sourcing and blending with fruit from other Barolo sites, changed after 1970. Mauro opted to bottle the wine as a single vineyard site. He realized the potential for Monprivato as a wine that could shine on its own with perfume and richness. It has been one of the most consistently magical wines coming out of the Langhe region.
Monprivato is Mascarello's flagship wine from the famed vineyard of the same name in Castiglione Falletto. The grapes are harvested in mid-October, as is standard for the region. The wine undergoes a lengthy maceration and spends about thirty months in Slavonian oak barrels. This is a dream bottle for cellaring, and can easily mature for another 15-25 years before enjoying.