Giuseppe Mascarello 2013 Santo Stefano di Perno, Barolo DOCG
Item Number: 11190
Sub Region: Piedmont
Appellation/AVA: Barolo DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Santo Stefano di Perno
Grape(s): 100% Nebbiolo
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
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."