2006 Mascarello Giuseppe E Figlio Toetto Langhe Freisa

September 16, 2014

Name:Toetto Langhe Freisa
Vintage:2006
Type:Red Wine
Varietal:Freisa
Producer:Mascarello Giuseppe E Figlio
Region:Italy / Piemonte
Alcohol:n/a

A good example of a bottle held too long. While structure is holding strong, weak fruit throws the balance off, making the wine somewhat short and almost uninteresting. A couple of years (i.e. younger) might make a big difference.

2011 Mascarello Giuseppe E Figlio Dolcetto D’Alba Bricco Mirasole

September 16, 2014

Name:Dolcetto D'Alba Bricco Mirasole
Vintage:2011
Type:Red Wine
Varietal:Dolcetto
Producer:Mascarello Giuseppe E Figlio
Region:Italy / Piemonte
Alcohol:n/a

Seductive in the simplicity of its harmony. Everything is young and lively, but rooted in sophistication – the weight, the texture, the innocence of fruit completed by the acidity and soft tannins. Maybe Mirasole’s adjacency to Monprivato has something to do with it.

2011 Mascarello Giuseppe E Figlio Dolcetto Alba Vigna Santo Stefano Di Perino

September 16, 2014

Name:Dolcetto Alba Vigna Santo Stefano Di Perino
Vintage:2011
Type:Red Wine
Varietal:Dolcetto
Producer:Mascarello Giuseppe E Figlio
Region:Italy / Alba
Alcohol:13.0%

Massive black currant nose. Not the Cabernet Sauvignon’s greenish cassis notes. This is a super-ripe berries story. Silky smooth. Fruit flavor is a PG-13 interpretation of the nose…in a good way. Good serious fruit dominated wine without the unnecessary over complications.

2001 Mascarello Giuseppe E Figlio Langhe Status

September 16, 2014

Name:Langhe Status
Vintage:2001
Type:Red Wine
Varietal:Nebbiolo, Barbera, Freisa
Producer:Mascarello Giuseppe E Figlio
Region:Italy / Piemonte / Langhe
Alcohol:n/a

An honest 3*. The balance is a little off. The tight nose is somewhat offset by the flavor. Slightly simplistic to score higher, but it doesn’t try to punch above the weight. Good for what it is. Not great, but solidly good.