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About the Producer:
"Mauro Mascarello is often described as 'an enlightened traditionalist' when it comes to his winemaking approach. Now assisted ably by his son Giuseppe, there are no new French oak barrels or roto-fermenters to be found in the Mascarellos’ cellars, as the wines continue to be made in the old Slavonian oak botti (very large casks) purchased by his father in the 1950s.
The Barolos (there are now a handful of different vineyard-designated bottlings) are macerated for about thirty days during fermentation (down from sixty days back in the old days), raised for approximately three and a half years in old wood, and then bottled unfined and unfiltered. Unerringly they are always amongst the finest examples of their respective vintages, which blossom after six to ten years of bottle age and evolve brilliantly over the ensuing twenty-five to forty years.
Besides the flagship Monprivato, there are now a Mascarello Barolo 'Villero' (another superb vineyard in Castiglione Falletto, of which the Mascarellos own just over half a hectare and began bottling this in 1978), a Barolo 'Bricco' (an outstanding vineyard also in Castiglione Falletto in which the family holds .7 hectare) and a Barolo 'Santo Stefano di Perno' (a well-situated vineyard that was only replanted in the late ‘70s and 1980s after years of not being in production- the Mascarellos have about two-thirds of a hectare here)."
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