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G Mascarello Barolo Monprivato 2009

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93-95 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): The 2009 Barolo Monprivato impresses for its sheer balance. Nothing really stands out, instead it is the wine's overall harmony that speaks most clearly. This is going to be a fascinating vintage of Monprivato to follow. What will emerge over time? Will it be the personality of the year, or the pedigree of these poor, white soils? Time will tell. Drink: 2019-2039. (May 2013)

Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello:
Since time immemorial Nebbiolo has been the most highly-prized vine and the wine-growing emblem of Alba and the Langa, and when it is matched with a great wine-making terroir it is capable of expressing itself at sublime levels in wines of remarkable personality, intense bouquet, great smooth tannins, and outstanding possibilities of evolution and resistance over time. The members of the Gius... Read more
Since time immemorial Nebbiolo has been the most highly-prized vine and the wine-growing emblem of Alba and the Langa, and when it is matched with a great wine-making terroir it is capable of expressing itself at sublime levels in wines of remarkable personality, intense bouquet, great smooth tannins, and outstanding possibilities of evolution and resistance over time. The members of the Giuseppe Mascarello family have been growing wines for more than a century and a half, first as farmers running the Manescotto estate in the village of La Morra for the marchesa Giulia Colbert Faletti di Barolo, and then on their own property since the late 1800s. Read less

Editorial Reviews for G Mascarello Barolo Monprivato

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,600
4.50 5
07/02/2014

Minty, geranium, tight, soil notes and huge sweet strawberry fruit come together on the nose. This is open if not terribly complex with very pretty hints of camphor. There's a lovely sweet edge to the crude, tight little tannins on the palate that persists through the delicate finish. The tannins are very ripe and fine grained here, and the fruit fresh and crisp for the vintage though a touch subtle today and perhaps lacking just a little detail and tension in the mouth but quite good for the vintage. 92pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,600
4.60 5
07/02/2014

Four and a half glasses


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Source: We Speak Wine
02/06/2015

GRAPE-VARIETY: Nebbiolo VINEYARD: Monprivato, in the village of Castiglione Falletto (CN) GRAPE-HARVEST: Towards the middle of October. WINE-MAKING PROCESS: Estate-grown bunches thinned During the summer undergo traditional-style, floating cap fermentation for 20/25 days. The wine is then matured in medium-sized Slavonian oak barrels for around 38 months. EXPECTED CELLAR LIFE: 15/25 years ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14% BOTTLING: After four years Following The vintage TASTING NOTES: COLOUR: garnet red with orange-colored highlights; NOSE: complex, very fruity, elegant, intense, spicy, with flowery sensations; TASTE: excellent body with power and stuffing, demanding, masculine, long and full. Pairings: Red meats in general, game, mature cheeses. - Winery



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93-95 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): The 2009 Barolo Monprivato impresses for its sheer balance. Nothing really stands out, instead it is the wine's overall harmony that speaks most clearly. This is going to be a fascinating vintage of Monprivato to follow. What will emerge over time? Will it be the personality of the year, or the pedigree of these poor, white soils? Time will tell. Drink: 2019-2039. (May 2013)

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