Giuseppe Mascarello - Barolo Perno Vigna Santo Stefano 2012 Ml. 750
At least 24 months
Since time immemorial Nebbiolo has been the most highly-prized vine and the wine-growing emblem of Alba and the Langa, and when it is matched with a great wine-making terroir it is capable of expressing itself at sublime levels in wines of remarkable personality, intense bouquet, great smooth tannins, and outstanding possibilities of evolution and resistance over time.
The members of the Giuseppe Mascarello family have been growing wines for more than a century and a half, first as farmers running the Manescotto estate in the village of La Morra for the marchesa Giulia Colbert Faletti di Barolo, and then on their own property since the late 1800s.
The fine wines grown on the Giuseppe Mascarello farm include - alongside Barolo MONPRIVATO - the following Barolos: Bricco, Villero, and Codana from vineyards in Castiglione Falletto, and Santo Stefano di Perno from vineyards in Monforte d'Alba.
The range is completed by three Barbera d'Alba crus: Codana, Santo Stefano di Perno and Santo Stefano Scudetto; Dolcetto d'Alba Bricco and Dolcetto d'Alba Santo Stefano; Freisa Langhe Toetto, Nebbiolo Langhe, Nebbiolo d'Alba San Rocco and Langhe Rosso.The grapes from each single vineyard are vinified separately, a procedure that allows for the making of wines of the highest quality and with their own particular properties, varying from vineyard to vineyard. The name of the vineyard and the village where it is located are given on the label of each wine.
The skilled tending of the vineyards, handling of the wine-making processes, and maturing of the wines in large Slavonian oak casks are an element of cultural continuity with the past, keeping faith with local tradition and the work of four generations of vine-dressers. A large part of the production is now exported throughout the world, from the United States to Switzerland, Germany, Great Britain, Austria, Canada, Belgium, Denmark, Norway and Japan.
|Ageing and Fining||36 months in oak casks of medium capacity|
|Ageing||At least 24 months|
|Color||Garnet red with orange-coloured highlights.|
|Aroma||Complex, very fruity, elegant, intense, spicy, with flowery sensations.|
|Aroma||balsamic, Boisé, Floral, Fruity, Spicy, Burnt, Mineral|
|Taste||Excellent body with power and stuffing, demanding, masculine, long and full.|
|Serving temperature||16°-18° C.|
|Blend description||100% Nebbiolo|
|Matching||Agnolotti (stuffed meat and rice pasta, typical from Piedmont Region), Pasta, Pasta made with egg, Tajarin (long pasta typical from Piedmont region), Pasta with sauce, Rice with mushrooms, Rice with Bolognese sauce, Ravioli (stuffed pasta), Roast, Braised meat, T-bone steak (Florentine steak), Red meat, Roasted red meat, Red meat stew, Grilled meat, Kill, Game, Duck, Stew, Dishes with truffle, Cheese fondue, Cured cheeses, Meditation wines / Dessert wines|
|Ideal with||Pasta With Vegetables, Pasta Meat, Meat Red, Cured cheeses, Dessert|