Mauro Mascarello, the grandson of the legendary Giuseppe Mascarello, is one of the last remaining winemakers from Barolo’s benchmark period, taking over his grandfather’s estate in the 1960s. He created ‘Monprivato’ as a single cuvée, vinifying grapes from this world-class vineyard on their own. The 2013 is full of floral red fruit and herb flavors, with prominent tannic structure and elegance. Lay down and let the magic further unfold.
This tartly tannic, headily fragrant, beguilingly complex king of Italian red grapes is brimming with bright fruit and earthy funk -- in versions ranging from explosive (Barolo) to ethereal (Valtellina).