Barbera d'Alba Vigna Santo Stefano Di Perno Mascarello Giuseppe 2019
Santo Stefano di Perno vineyard has been owned by the family since 1989, with Nebbiolo and Barbera vineyards planted in part in 1994, and 25% of Dolcetto planted in 1994. The soil of marine origin, clayey limestone with gray marl and brown clay located at about 300m asl with a West-South-West exposure. Vinified from pure dolcetto harvested in mid-September, it ferments for 6/7 days with the hat emerging and controlled temperature. It then stabilizes in concrete for 6-8 months and is put on the market one year after the harvest.
Intense ruby red, the nose is vinous, fruity and delicately floral. On the palate dry, slightly bitter, on the whole elegant and typical. A perfect example of the typicality of the dolcetto. It is a whole meal wine, perfect on white meats, soups and first courses.
The history of Giuseppe Mascarello began back in 1881, with the purchase of the first plot of land in Pian della Polvere. Now the vineyards range over various hills of the most suitable areas in the Barolo area, including the famous MONPRIVATO. Today the company is under the guidance of Mauro Mascarello, who since 1967 leads one of the family vineyards. The years from 1968 to 1977 are years of experimentation of various techniques, then returning to a more traditional vinification but with profound changes. In 1980 he assumed direct responsibility for the MONPRIVATO vineyard, continuing the family tradition with unchanged precision: ideal ripening of the grapes, perfectly healthy bunch, the search for maximum concentration in the grapes. To get the most out of it, the family has been investing in deep field work for decades, following the plant's development and intervening to the minimum with plant protection products and rejecting any herbicide and desiccant. Mascarello have always been artisans of wine, taking care of the vineyards, winemaking and refining with unchanged momentum, separating the fruits of each vineyard to enhance its individual characteristics. His wines are contended around the world, from the USA to Japan.