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Bartolo Mascarello Dolcetto d'Alba 2021 750ml

Original price $36.00 - Original price $36.00
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$36.00 - $36.00
Current price $36.00

Bartolo Mascarello is one of the most iconic names in the world of Italian wine, particularly known for producing some of Barolo's most legendary and sought-after bottles. Situated in the Langhe region of Piedmont, the winery has long been a bastion of traditional winemaking, emphasizing non-interventionist methods and a deep respect for the terroir. Here are some key details about Bartolo Mascarello:

  1. History: The winery was founded by Bartolo Mascarello himself, who passed away in 2005. He was a staunch traditionalist in winemaking and a significant figure in Barolo's history. His daughter Maria Teresa Mascarello has since taken over the estate and continues to uphold the winery’s tradition of making Barolo in the old style.

  2. Traditional Philosophy: Bartolo Mascarello was a major advocate for traditional Barolo. The winery steers clear of modern interventions like small barriques for aging or concentrating techniques for the grapes. Instead, it adheres to traditional practices like aging in large Slavonian oak casks and refraining from any kind of artificial manipulation of the wine.

  3. Vineyards: The estate owns some precious vineyard plots in various renowned Barolo Crus, such as Cannubi, San Lorenzo, and Rocche del Annunziata. The blending of grapes from these different sites results in Barolos that are deeply complex and balanced.

  4. Tasting Notes: Bartolo Mascarello's Barolos are known for their elegance, complexity, and longevity. These wines often feature flavors and aromas of red fruits, rose petals, tar, and earth. Over time, they can develop nuances of truffles, leather, and dried fruits.

  5. Aging Potential: These are wines built for the long haul. They often require several years of bottle aging to reach their full potential and are known for their remarkable ability to age gracefully for decades.

  6. Legacy and Quotes: Bartolo was famous for his philosophical take on wine and life, and his quote "No Barrique, No Berlusconi" became a famous line that not only revealed his thoughts on winemaking but also his political leanings.