Villero vineyard in the village of Castiglione Falletto (CN)
Clayey-sandy, calcareous, composed of grey marl, brown clay and grey sand of marine origin.
Harvested by hand in the first two weeks in October
Traditional, floating cap fermentation for 20-25 days.
The wine is aged in large Slovenian oak casks for 36 months.
Their piece of Villero has been in the Mascarello family since 1985.
From Castiglione Falletto, the  Barolo Villero is a fine and elegant wine that reflects the delicate and floral nature of the loose and white soils that characterize the Villero cru. At 22 hectares, this vineyard is farmed by many different producers, and 11 unique labels carry the Villero designation in the Barolo appellation. More than power, this wine offers elegance and finesse with light mineral touches that are followed by rose hip and dried lavender.
The 1978 Barolo Villero from Giuseppe Mascarello was insanely beautiful. The Villero often takes a backseat to the Monprivato in this producer’s portfolio, but on this night the wine was firing on all cylinders, with an expressive bouquet and endless layers of fruit that continued to develop in the glass.
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