Giuseppe Mascarello 2016 Dolcetto d'Alba, Santo Stefano di Perno, DOC

Giuseppe Mascarello 2016 Dolcetto d'Alba, Santo Stefano di Perno, DOC

Item Number: 11602

UPC: 8-033040310862

Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub Region: Piedmont
Appellation/AVA: Dolcetto d'Alba DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Santo Stefano di Perno
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): 100% Dolcetto
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 89 (6/29/2018)

    The 2016 Dolcetto d'Alba Santo Stefano di Perno wasn't fully expressing itself when I tasted my sample in April. The wine had been bottled in December and is already on the market now. The 2017 vintage will be released this upcoming September. That more closed and austere nature of the fruit in 2016 appears to be a part of the wine's character. There is plenty of acidity and a subtle tannic backbone that keeps the wine firm in the palate, and it almost feels crunchy in texture. A few more months of bottle aging might soften that tight texture.