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Giuseppe Mascarello E Figlio Barbera D'Alba Santo Stefano Di Perno 2010


Giuseppe Mascarello E Figlio Barbera D'Alba Santo Stefano Di Perno is very deep ruby red, with a purple hue. This Barbera D’Alba Santo Stefano di Perno has an amazing nose, filled with aromas of sweet cherry and red berry fruit complemented by spicy, peppery nuances. The bright, fruity, balanced palate has a high acidity, juicy red fruit, ripe tannins and a delicate yet pronounced minerality. Drink and enjoy this Barbera now or over the next 10 years.

Country: Italy
Region: Piemonte
Subregion: Alba
Vintage: 2010
Colour: Red
Grape Variety: Barbera
ABV: 14%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: Fruity but structured
Drink With: A great all-rounder

This Giuseppe Mascarello Barbera d'Alba was grown in the family’s Santo Stefano vineyard, located in the Perno commune of the village of Monforte d'Alba. Owned by the Mascarello family since 1989, the vineyard is oriented to the south-west and is located at an altitude of 300 metres above sea level. The Santo Stefano hill has clay and sandy soils, containing limestone, brown clay and grey sand of marine origin, and it is planted with Nebbiolo and Dolcetto as well as with Barbera. Mascarello harvested the grapes in early October and vinified them in a traditional style with a fermentation that lasted around 15 days. The wine was then aged in medium sized, old oak barrels known as botti for 18 months.