Vintage: 2012
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Appellation: Barolo
Wine type: Red
Varietals: Nebbiolo
Vineyard: Villero vineyard in the village of Castiglione Falletto (CN)
Orientation: Southwest.
Soil: Clayey-sandy, calcareous, composed of grey marl, brown clay and grey sand of marine origin.
Viticulture: Harvested by hand in the first two weeks in October
Vinification: Traditional, floating cap fermentation for 20-25 days.
Aging: The wine is aged in large Slovenian oak casks for 36 months.
Notes: Their piece of Villero has been in the Mascarello family since 1985.
Publication: Wine advocate
Rating: 93
From Castiglione Falletto, the [2012] 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.