Cantina Mascarello Bartolo remains one of the most revered Barolo domaines. Founded in 1919, its reputation was secured by the founder Giulio, then his son, the late great Bartolo Mascarello and since 2005 by his daughter Maria-Teresa Mascarello, whose first vintage was in 1993.
The 5 hectare domaine lies in the Barolo village on prime sandy calcareous clay Tortonian soils, with the vineyards of Cannubi, San Lorenzo, Ruè, & Rocche del Annunziata (La Morra) at its heart. Vintage 2014 was the last harvest of the old vine vineyard San Lorenzo, that was then left fallow & replanted. From 2015, the cantina has rented vines in Monrobiolo di Bussia, close to those of their Dolcetto & Freisa vines.
Only one Barolo continues to be made, co-fermenting the fruit from different vineyards, respecting tradition & benefitting from the sum of the parts: a classic blend.
The style remains traditional. The fruit is co-fermented, with vinification taking place in cement & wooden cuves, without recourse to yeast or temperature control. The Barolo is aged for approx. 3 years in 25 hl Slavonian botte (all recently replaced), followed by 1 year in bottle prior to release.
Maria-Teresa believes quite simply that the key to great wine is to produce the healthiest, ripest fruit possible.
Essentially organic but will resort to chemicals if absolutely necessary.
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