The $10,000 Cellar, Part One

Tipping the scales with $100 wines


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Bartolo Mascarello

The Bartolo Mascarello is now made by daughter Maria Teresa. I am hesitant to use that word as it’s more a bit of observation and gentle guidance that transpires each year in this small Spartan cellar than any sense of manufacturing.

The results speak for themselves in silky harmony that brings together components from four distinct vineyards, a rarity for any Piemontese producer’s top wine in this day and age of single vineyard bottlings, not to mention that producer’s sole Barolo.

This is among the most traditional wines produced in Piemonte,and it does a wonderful job of expressing the Nebbiolo grape in a pure, fragrant and uncommonly red-fruited way.

Bartolo Mascarello Barolo $85
 

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  • Snooth User: JonDerry
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    Been waiting for the $100 and under Barolo rec's, also good to see some sub-$100 Northern Rhone suggestions...looking forward to installment II

    Apr 05, 2012 at 1:34 AM


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