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2004 Giuseppe Mascarello e Figlio Barolo Villero

  • 92 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 90 IWC
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SKU: 43886-2004-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    Good full, deep red. Perfumed cherry and black fruit aromas are complicated by camphor, tar, menthol and crushed herbs. Juicy and expressive, delivering an impression of intensity without excess weight. Sour cherry and herb flavors are joined by a whiff of leather. Perhaps the least complex but most accessible of these 2004s, finishing with rather suave tannins and a late note of bitter chocolate.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Strawberry jam, dried lavender and hints of rosemary on the nose. Medium- to full-bodied, with lightly stewed fruit, velvety tannins and a subtle fresh strawberry aftertaste. This evolves wonderfully into a thoroughly balanced and pretty red.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The 2004 Barolo Villero presents a light to medium-bodied expression of Nebbiolo. Silky, refined tannins support a soft core of sweet raspberries, strawberries and spices. Although the wine put on weight in the glass, this remains a relatively round, approachable wine in this vintage.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
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  • For over a century and a half, the Mascarello family has been tending vineyards in the Piedmont region. The "Monprivato" vineyard (located in the village of Castiglione Falletto) is the crown jewel for this estate and enjoys a prime location. It resides on a hillside composed of clayey-silt marl with elements of limestone. The grapes are treated with the utmost attention from the moment they are harvested to the moment they are bottled. "Monprivato" is only created in the best of vintages.

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    Piedmont, which literally means “foot of the mountain,” produces some of Italy's finest red wines. Its clay, limestone, and sand soils are home to the legendary Barolo and Barbaresco wines, made from the extremely age-worthy Nebbiolo variety. Dolcetto and Barbera are considered to be more “workhorse” varieties, and produce the largest quantity of wine. The region is tucked in the cool northwest corner of the country, surrounded on three sides by the Alps. Fog often blankets the region, ensuring long, cool growing seasons. 

    Nebbiolo is the king of Piedmont, and usually the only grape in the Barolo and Barbaresco wines of this Italian region. A continental climate brings long summers and a substantial amount of rainfall, allowing for extended time on the vine and optimal ripeness. As a result, Nebbiolo is high in both acid and tannin, bringing a beautiful balance to these wines and making them suitable for long-term ageing. The typical flavors of Nebbiolo include red currant, strawberry, roses, leather, and anise.

    In Barolo, with its high altitude, Nebbiolo develops perfumed aromas of sour cherries, herbs, and dried flowers. Barolo DOCG wines must be aged for a minimum of three years with at least 18 months in oak before release. Further ageing in bottle adds complex aromas of truffle, tar, and leather. Nebbiolo from Barbaresco is less perfumed and must be aged for a minimum of two years with at least nine months in oak before release.  Some of the best examples of this variety come from Bruno Giacosa, Gaja, Giacomo Conterno, and Roberto Voerzio.

    The delicate aromas, bold tannin, and high acid of Nebbiolo pair best with foods high in butter, fat and olive oil. Classic examples include truffles, prosciutto, boar ragu, pork loin, and a range of cheeses, but it is also a great match for Asian cuisine.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 33 bottles owned
    • 8 collectors