Giuseppe Mascarello e Figlio, Barolo Riserva, Monprivato Ca d'Morrissio, Piemonte, Italy 2012

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103767

"...wild berry and tobacco but ultimately reveals sun-drenched fruit, scorched earth and dried cherry skin." robertparker.com

£380.00
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Grape Blend Nebbiolo 100%
Optimum Drinking 2021-2035
Winemaker Mauro Mascarello
Organic No
Reviewer Score 94
Reviewer robertparker.com
SKU 103767

Mascarello's 2012 Barolo Monprivato Riserva Ca di Morissio is the greatest of all traditionally-made Barolos on the market. It was purchased in its original wooden case.

The Riserva Ca di Morissio is a 'super Riserva' crafted from a tiny parcel of Nebbiolo Michet in Monprivato, planted in the mid-1980s after being specially selected from the original 1921 plantings. It is named after Mauro Mascarello's grandfather, Maurizio who was the first generation to purchase a plot in Monprivato. It comes from a great Barolo vintage and was purchased in its original wooden case.

Mascarello's Monprivatos have been one of Piedmont's benchmark wines for decades in a region known as the Pauillac of Piedmont.

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 Giuseppe Mascarello 2012 Barolo Riserva Monprivato Cà d'Morissio is only made in the best vintages. This is a delicate and fragile wine that starts with wild berry and tobacco but ultimately reveals sun-drenched fruit, scorched earth and dried cherry skin. The quality of the fruit is very ripe, open and probably prone to some oncoming oxidation due to the hot and dry growing conditions. My suggestion is to catch this iconic wine on the near side instead of the far side." robertparker.com

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