- Bartolo Mascarello
- 2016 - 2048
- Case size
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The 2008 Barolo is a wine I bought on release, and then bought again several times, as it has continued to improve over time. Silky on the palate and intensely perfumed, the 2008 is all grace. Hard candy, rose petals and sweet spices are some of the notes that take shape in a Barolo of total sensory overload.
With Brunello in Tuscany, Barolo is undoubtedly Italy's finest wine producing region. Located in Piedmont in the north west of Iataly Barolo is comprised of 5 major communes - Barolo, Monteforte d'Alba, La Morra, Castiglione Falletto and Serralunga d'Alba - though the latter three tend to represent the main styles of the region. The wines are compelling and polished - an exemplary expression of the Nebbiolo grape. DOCG law requires a minimum ageing of 2 years in cask or barrel yet can be longer depending on the producer. Barolos are generally released four or more years after the vintage.