Giuseppe Mascarello 2016 Dolcetto d'Alba, Santo Stefano di Perno, DOC
Item Number: 11602
Sub Region: Piedmont
Appellation/AVA: Dolcetto d'Alba DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Santo Stefano di Perno
Grape(s): 100% Dolcetto
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Aging: 12 months in cement tank
Fermentation: 7 days with floating cap
Winemaking Notes: The Mascarellos practice natural viticulture; no chemical pesticides or fertilizers are used in the vineyards. The vines are pruned to limit yields. All harvesting is done by hand. The winemaking shows the utmost respect for tradition and the terrior. Simple fermentation with native yeast.
91+pts (2017 Vintage) Wine Advocate 6/28/2019
"The Mascarello family makes two expressions of Dolcetto. This wine sees greater distribution in overseas markets (especially the USA), while the Dolcetto d'Alba Bricco Mirasole (which I did not taste to review during this estate visit) has a bigger presence in European markets. The 2017 Dolcetto d'Alba Santo Stefano di Perno opens to large-scale fruit with dark and luscious concentration and a lovely flavor profile with dried blackberry, dried cherry and plum at the front. This was a great vintage for growing Dolcetto, and this wine shows good cheer and inner happiness in return."
Beyond Barolo and Brunello by Tom Hyland (2012)
"Here is another excellent Dolcetto from a famed Barolo producer, Giuseppe Mascarello of Castiglione Falletto. The grapes are sourced from the family's estate vineyard in Monforte d'Alba where the Dolcetto vines were planted in 1994. Matured in cement tanks to give the wine a clear varietal focus, there are aromas of currant and plum, but the fruit notes are toned down here; there is also a noticeable savory edge on the nose. Medium-full, this offers medium-weight tannins and impressive complexity with good acidity and balance."