Giuseppe Mascarello, Barolo Monprivato, 2012 (double magnums)

Barolo, Piedmont, Italy

Giuseppe Mascarello, Barolo Monprivato, 2012 (double magnums)

Barolo, Piedmont, Italy



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Grape Varietes: Nebbiolo 100% Wine Style: Savoury Reds Winemaker: Mauro Mascarello Optimum Drinking: 2017-2035 Reviewer Rating: 94 Reviewer: Code: 102829 Fill Level: Double Magnums
Estate Notes

Mascarello's 2012 Barolo Monprivato comes from a very good Barolo vintage, and is also available in 750cl and magnum formats.

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.


"The Bartolo Mascarello 2012 Barolo is a beautiful wine that is endowed by a deep sense of purity and clarity. What else should you expect from the producer whose name is forever linked to the definition of traditional Barolo? The wine is vibrant and elegant with an evident sense of inner grace that translates to both the nose and the mouthfeel. Silky and polished, the wine reveals delicate tones of wild rose, forest berry, licorice, dried ginger and cola. Maria Teresa Mascarello used the word "fragile" to describe this vintage and I think it is a poetically appropriate term for this wine."

“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