Giuseppe Mascarello 2017 Barbera d'Alba, Scudetto, DOC
Item Number: 14498
Sub Region: Langhe
Appellation/AVA: Barbera d'Alba DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Scudetto Vineyard
Grape(s): 100% Barbera
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 15
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Brown clay and grey sand of marine origin, with the presence of pebbles and small skeletal particles
Elevation: 300 meters
Fruit Source: Scudetto Vineyard is within the hamlet of Perno in Monforte d'Alba on the western side at 300 meters in elevation. It has been in the Mascarello family since 1991.
Winemaking Notes: All harvesting is done by hand. No chemical fertilizers or pesticides are used in the vineyards. Winemaking shows the utmost respect for tradition and terroir. Native yeast fermentation lasts between 12-20 days with floating cap. The wine is aged for 24 months in large casks.
Tasting Notes: Wine is a deep, ruby red color (with elegant garnet highlights on aging). This Barbera is powerful and rich, with lots of body, character, and length. This wine is slightly tannic. Pair with roasts, red meat, poultry, and strong cheeses.
92pts (2016 Vintage) Wine Advocate 6/28/2019
"The 2016 Barbera d'Alba Scudetto is full of cherry, full of dark chocolate and just full in general. The Mascarello family timidly discusses this vintage during my visit to the winery the way parents of doctors and lawyers talk about their other son, the struggling actor. This dark and thick Barbera may not have the finesse or complexity of other vintages, but those who like their reds big, bold and fruity certainly will appreciate it."