Giuseppe Mascarello, Barolo Monprivato, 2011

Barolo, Piedmont, Italy

Giuseppe Mascarello, Barolo Monprivato, 2011

Barolo, Piedmont, Italy



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Grape Varietes: Nebbiolo 100% Wine Style: Savoury Reds Winemaker: Mauro Mascarello Optimum Drinking: 2018-2040 Reviewer Rating: 95 Reviewer: Code: 102717
Estate Notes

Mascarello's 2011 Barolo Monprivato comes from an excellent Barolo vintage, a worthy successor to the great 2010 vintage.

Mascarello's Monprivato has been one of Piedmont’s benchmark wines for decades in a region known as the Pauillac of Piedmont. The Monprivato is also one of the region's best relative values and is the estate's flagship wine, combining power with finesse on the great limestone soils of the region.

The single vineyard Barolo Cru Monprivato is owned outright by Giuseppe Mascarello and has been a lifelong passion for Mauro. He is revered in his native Piedmont and has remained true to his tradition and beliefs. The Monprivato vineyard produces some of Italy’s greatest Barolo and is in fact made up of three sub-varieties of Nebbiolo comprising of 30% Michét, 45% Lampia and 25% Rosé.


"Very pale ruby. More stony and liquorice-like than Villero. Brooding concentration but holding back on the nose. Lithe and very elegant palate with amazing tactile and fine tannins. Has the wow factor." Jancis Robinson MW

“Fashions and trends never affect the style of wines from Mauro and Guiseppe….an estate that has embodied the Langhe tradition since the late 19th century not just from Barolo but also Barbera and Dolcetto. Apparently subtle, rarified right from the colour and at times surprising in their aromatics, they travel through time as few other wines, frequently offering unforgettable experiences to wine lovers with patience.” Gambero Rosso, Italian Wines, 2012

"I have made many mistakes with Monprivato over the years; they have all involved not cellaring enough of the great vintages.” Antonio Galloni