Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

WINTER 2014

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ITAly: BAROlO t hat's not to say that Barolo Monprivato hasn't been a classic wine of the highest level for many years before that. However, it took an evolution in consumer understanding of traditional Barolo to perceive its true qualities. Many Barolo lovers lament that we didn't start buying these wines sooner. Located in Castiglione Falletto, the Mascarello family creates what is considered to be one of the greatest expressions of Barolo in Piedmont. Monprivato is often misunderstood in its youth for its light color and tight, closed personality. However, it's in the cellar where Monprivato evolves into a masterpiece. There's good reason why this wine is waited on and hunted for by Barolo enthusiasts the world over. When Monprivato sheds its youthful shell, the results are a wine of the highest level, often compared to the absolute best red Burgundy. ✦ Giuseppe Mascarello Barolo Monprivato 2010 $175 per bottle "Knockout nose"..."superb concentration"... "A wine of great length and potential" ST 93–96 (1558127) The Mascarello family has been involved in Piedmont winemaking for over 100 years. However, it was only in the last two decades, under the ownership of Mauro Mascarello, that this staunch traditionalist Barolo began to receive the respect it deserves. ProduCer Profile: giusePPe MascaRellO

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