Red Wine 100% Nebbiolo from the Monprivato, in the village of Castiglione Falletto (CN)
Estate-grown bunches thinned during the summer undergo traditional-style, floating cap fermentation for 20/25 days. The wine is then matured in medium-sized Slavonian oak barrels for around 36 months.
Garnet red color with orange-coloured highlights; in nose is complex, very fruity, elegant, intense, with spices remembrances and flowery sensations.
The palate is simple but have an excellent body with power and stuffing, demanding, masculine, long and full.
The Mascarello family property extends over 15 hectares of vineyards, all located within the Barolo wine-growing area. Some, like the MONPRIVATO vineyard, can now be said to be a part of the family history, while the grapes grown on others were first purchased by Mauro before – having had the opportunity to ascertain their quality – he managed to buy the vineyards for the estate.
The Mauro Mascarello family MONPRIVATO vineyard is located in the village of Castiglione Falletto, and is a classic prime medium-hillside site stretching over six hectares (15 acres) at 280 metres above sea level, in the heart of the Barolo wine-growing area. It is historic vineyard, as is confirmed by old land registry archives dating back to 1666.
LOCATION: CASTIGLIONE FALLETTO, at the centre of the Barolo wine-growing area, Map Sheet 4
PROPERTY: in the MASCARELLO family since 1904
AREA: 6.13.12 Ha ALTITUDE: 280 m above sea level
SOIL: silty, calcareous, packed with active limestone, composed of blue-grey marl of marine formation from the Helvetian era of the Miocene epoch, Tertiary period
CONFORMATION: as there are no surrounding obstacles, it is blessed by the sun’s rays all day long
SUBDIVISIONS: Cascina Mascarello (Cà d’Morissio in the Piedmontese dialect) Cascina Mirasole
VINES PLANTED: NEBBIOLO throughout, planted at various times from the ’60s thru to 1996
SPECIAL NOTES: this is a historic vineyard, as is documented by land registry archives dating back to 1666, and it was listed by the celebrated wine-maker Renato Ratti as one of the eleven top class historic vineyards in the Barolo wine-growing area.