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FALL 2016

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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 the 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 AG 96 » $175 "Knockout nose"…"superb concentration"…"A wine of great length and potential" (1712028) Producer Profile: Giuse PP e Mascarello 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 xxx h owever, the fame that this property enjoys today is the result of its current owner i sabel f errando. f ollowing her passion for wine, i sabel purchased d omaine s aint p refert in 2002 with the goal of refining the portfolio while paying homage to the company's esteemed heritage. t he s aint p refert Collection Charles g iraud is the signature expression of the d omaine. i t's sourced from 60-100 year-old g renache and m ourvedre vines that grow in soils consisting primarily of rock, gravel and stones. o ver the decades, these poor soils have forced the vines to dig deep for nutrients, which only adds to the depth of fruit and detail found in the completed wine. i n the winery, whole bunches are left intact through fermentation, and the resulting wine is further refined in neutral barrels for eighteen months before bottling. As a result, vintage after vintage, the Collection Charles g iraud is among the top wines coming out of Châteauneuf- du- p ape. ✦ Domaine Saint Prefert Châteauneuf-du-Pape Collection Charles Giraud 2014 JD 92–94+ » $89 "...white pepper, cedary spice, plum and darker berry fruit ... m edium to full-bodied, lively and fresh, yet with a rockin' mid- palate and finish, it's a terrific 2014..." (1470197) p aying h o M age Domaine Saint Prefert began operation in the 1920s, and was one of the first wineries in Châteauneuf-du-Pape to export to the United States. r hone

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