Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

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 i t A l Y : bA rolo Few houses in Barolo can boast about a dramatic rise in both quality and standing as much as Elio Grasso can. T W o To W ers o F b arolo T oday, e lio g rasso enjoys the top spot in nearly every vintage. i n 2012, we see what may be one of the family's greatest achievements; creating a selection of b arolo that walk the tightrope between the austerity and classicism of 2010 and the richness and intensity of 2011. e lio g rasso enjoys a lofty position as one of the top traditionally-styled producers in the region. t heir two vineyard-designated b arolo produce dark, muscular wines of intense power and richness. h owever, what's even more amazing is how different these two expressions are, showing the true importance of terroir. i f it's power and intensity that you seek, then the Casa m ate is your thing. t hose seeking dark beauty and precision, should look to v igna Chiniera. ✦ e lio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2012 AG 96 » $82 " d ark, rich and enveloping...wraps around the palate with serious intensity... t he Casa m atè is one of the most vivid, dramatic b arolos of the vintage." (1558209) e lio Grasso Barolo Gavarini v igna Chiniera 2012 AG 96 » $82 "...one of the most beautiful, precise wines of the vintage... e xotic, alluring and totally stunning, the 2012 is a real knock-out." (1558208)

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