Giuseppe Mascarello 2013 Barolo, Santo Stefano di Perno, DOCG

Giuseppe Mascarello 2013 Barolo, Santo Stefano di Perno, DOCG

Item Number: 11190

UPC: 8-033040311739

Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub Region: Piedmont
Appellation/AVA: Barolo DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Santo Stefano di Perno
Vintage: 2013
Grape(s): 100% Nebbiolo
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

Terroir: Vigne Santo Stefano is a vineyard of exceptional value set in one of the most prestigious areas of the small hamlet of Perno in the municipal district of Monforte d’Alba. The Mascarello family has owned their section of Santo Stefano since 1989. Mauro Mascarello does not use chemical pesticides or fertilizers in the vineyard. Pruning is done to limit yields. All harvesting is done by hand.

Winemaking: Winemaking shows the utmost respect for tradition and the terroir: simple fermentation with native yeast and long aging in medium-large, neutral barrels. Mauro lets the wine mature for about 36 months before bottling and then waits a few more years to release it to the market.

93pts (2012 Vintage) Wine Advocate 8/31/2017
"The 2012 Barolo Perno revealed an open and fleshy personality when I sampled it. This points to the warmth of the 2012 vintage. With fruit harvested closer to the winery in Monforte d'Alba, this Barolo initially shows a dry personality with pressed tones of wild berry and red rose petal. It also reveals a fluid or flexible side, which means the wine takes on more volume quite rapidly once poured from the bottle. The finish shows tannin firmness and solid structure with cola, licorice and dried herb on the long finish."

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 94 (6/29/2018)

    The 2013 Barolo Perno is enforced by a deep sense of power and structure. This expression opens to a robust appearance and a saturated ruby color. It also offers extreme finesse and balance that often seems to characterize the great wines of Monforte d'Alba. The 2013 growing season saw steady, moderate heat during summer (without violent temperature spikes), and that's exactly how Nebbiolo likes it. This is a very beautiful and profound wine to enjoy years from now.