Welcome! This is our Mascarello Giuseppe e Figlio Barolo Monprivato review.
Mascarello Giuseppe e Figlio Barolo Monprivato is a premium red wine from the Piedmont region of Italy.
Made from 100% Nebbiolo grapes, this wine is a true expression of the region’s winemaking heritage.
The wine is aged for roughly 30 months in Slavonian oak barrels, resulting in a complex and elegant wine.
Find below our Mascarello Giuseppe e Figlio Barolo Monprivato 2018 full review along with our food pairings recommendations, serving tips, curiosity, and where you can buy it.
Our Mascarello Giuseppe e Figlio Barolo Monprivato Review
Mascarello Giuseppe e Figlio Barolo Monprivato review: What's its color?
Mascarello Giuseppe e Figlio Barolo Monprivato has a deep ruby color with garnet reflections, indicating its age and complexity.
When swirled, the wine leaves long and slow legs on the glass, indicating its full-bodied nature.
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Mascarello Giuseppe e Figlio Barolo Monprivato taste like?
Mascarello Giuseppe e Figlio Barolo Monprivato is entirely made from Nebbiolo grapes and aged for roughly 30 months in Slavonian oak barrels.
On the nose, it offers a complex bouquet of redfruit, such as cherry and strawberry, along with earthy notes of licorice, leather, and truffle.
There are also hints of floral notes, such as rose, adding a touch of elegance to the wine.
Is Mascarello Giuseppe e Figlio Barolo Monprivato sweet?
No, it’s not sweet. Mascarello Giuseppe e Figlio Barolo Monprivato wine is a dry wine.
Dry wine contains less than 15 g/L.
Learn more about wine sweetness level here.
Mascarello Giuseppe e Figlio Barolo Monprivato review: Which food pairs well with it?
Mascarello Giuseppe e Figlio Barolo Monprivato pairs well with a range of dishes, including roasted meats, such as lamb and beef.
It pairs also very well with rich and hearty pasta dishes, such as mushroom risotto, beef ragù or truffle tagliolini.
The wine also pairs well with aged cheeses, such as Parmigiano Reggiano, and dark chocolate.
Mascarello Giuseppe e Figlio Barolo Monprivato review: What's its alcohol content?
Mascarello Giuseppe e Figlio Barolo Monprivato wine’s alcohol content is 14%.
In case you wonder about alcohol content or more precisely Alcohol By Volume, i.e. ABV, measure the alcoholic strength of a drink.
There is a direct relationship between the sugar left in the wine after the alcoholic fermentation has taken place, i.e. Residual Sugar or RS, and ABV.
During alcoholic fermentation, the yeast transforms the sugar in the grape juice into alcohol.
Grapes with high residual sugar will therefore produce dry wine with a high ABV.
How many calories are in a glass of Mascarello Giuseppe e Figlio Barolo Monprivato wine?
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture  a 5-ounce glass will contain about 120 to 130 calories.
Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram. So a wine with high ABV will have a higher calories per glass than a wine with low ABV.
Furthermore, sugar contributes to the calorie count.
A dry wine will usually have 4 calories per grams vs a sweet wine that will have around 20 calories per grams of carbs, which include sugar.
What is Cantina Mascarello Giuseppe e Figlio?
Here is an extract from a review on Cantina Mascarello Giuseppe e Figlio:
“The members of the Giuseppe Mascarello family have been growing wines for more than a century and a half…
…first as farmers running the Manescotto estate in the village of La Morra for the marchesa Giulia Colbert Faletti di Barolo, and then on their own property since the late 1800s.“
Mascarello Giuseppe e Figlio Barolo Monprivato 2018 is an exceptional wine that truly represents the quality of the winemaking in the Barolo region.
The wine’s complex aromas and flavors, as well as its smooth texture and well-integrated tannins, make it a wine to be savored and appreciated.
Its versatility in food pairings also makes it an excellent choice for a variety of occasions, whether enjoyed with a hearty meal or on its own.
Mascarello Giuseppe e Figlio Barolo Monprivato 2018 is a must-try for any wine enthusiast and is a testament to the quality of Italian winemaking.
Once you had it, we’d love to know your opinion, so reach out and let’s know what you think! Enjoy!
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