1998 Bartolo Mascarello, Barolo, Artist Labels 1x75cl
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Bartolo Mascarello is one of
the top Barolo producers from the Piedmont region, and the story of this winery
is one of the most unique and intriguing. Bartolo Mascarello joined the family
wine-making business in the 1920s, learning from his father who had learned
from his father before him. Bartolo defended the local lands against the
occupying Germans in WWII, before dedicating his life to his winery. His 5
hectares are situated in Cannubi, San Lorenzo and Rué in Barolo, and Rocche in
Mascarello espouses local winemaking traditions and is known for its
non-conformist approach and its appetite for disruption. Bartello Mascarello
himself was dubbed ‘the Last of the Mohicans’, along with fellow producers
Teobaldo Cappellano and Giuseppe Rinaldi, for their refusal to move from
traditional Slovakian barrels to the new voguish French barriques. This refusal
brought an onslaught of criticism from the wine establishment in the 1980s and
1990s, as it went against the new trend for lighter wines that the barriques
produced. His stubbornness paid off as today the wines are seen as iconic.
There was still more room for controversy when the winery started using ‘No
Barrique No Berlusconi’ hand-painted wine labels. This anti-Berlusconi
sentiment led to a much-publicised raid on a shop stocking Mascarello wines in
2001, for ‘displaying political propaganda’.
Bartolo Mascarello also espoused blending grapes from their various plots to
guarantee consistent quality, rather than using grapes from a single vineyard
only, stating ‘No single vineyard performs exceptionally every year, so it’s
important to have vineyards in different areas for aroma, complexity and
Daughter Maria Teresa took over upon her father’s death in 2005 and continues
to serve his legacy, making this much-revered classic Barolo.
United Kingdom - We deliver Monday to Friday across the UK.
Hong-Kong – We run weekly door-to-door shipments to Hong Kong by air.
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We offer UK storage in the temperature-controlled facility LCB Eton Park which is part of the LCB network.
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We offer a free Click & Collect service from our Brighton Shop.
Alternatively, we can arrange to prepare your orders to be collected by the freight transporter of your choice.