2015 Bartolo Mascarello Langhe Freisa


  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Langhe DOC
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Community Tasting Notes 3

  • WineTally Likes this wine:

    January 12, 2019 - 100% Freisa
    fermented in old concrete tanks, with only rudimentary temperature control and NO barriques.
    In addition, a "ripasso" like technique called “nebiolata,” in which the Freisa must is poured over Nebbiolo pomace is used.
    12.5% Abv. ~2000 bottles.
    Proprietor/Winemaker: Maria Teresa Mascarello, daughter of
    the legendary Barolo producer Bartolo Mascarello (1927-2005).

    A(ccuray)=2: Med slightly misty red. Slightly spritzy due to (intentional) second fermentation.
    B(alance)=2: Savory fruit, acid dominant.
    C(omplexity)=2: Sour berries, citrus, earth.
    D(epth)=1: Vibrant mouthfeel. Average length and finish.

    Wine Tally Score [2,2,2,1]= 7/10

    Idiosyncratic and intriguing.
    In any case hats off to winemakers who keep alive obscure indigenous grapes
    and traditional wine styles, instead of replanting for higher profit (in this case Nebbiolo for Barolo prized 6-8- times more).

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  • andreaskoeberl Likes this wine: 91 points

    December 10, 2018 - Quite a bit of effervescence/spritz from secondary fermentation. Delicious nose of red berries, blood orange, and herbs. Medium acidity and tannins with more red berries and bitter zesty flavors on the palate. Nice finish. This is super delicious and easy drinking. I love it.

  • tooch wrote: 87 points

    May 22, 2017 - Day 1 in Piedmont (Vietti, Prunotto, & Bartolo Mascarello) (Piedmont, Italy): 1,800 bottles made.

    A fizzy Freisa that has gone through subtle secondary fermentation. Some years, their Freisa does not go through secondary fermentation, but this year it had due to the sugar levels in the juice. Lots of cranberry, and sour cherries in the wine with loads of acidity. Very refreshing...a perfect pool wine.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bartolo Mascarello
  • Varietal Freisa
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Langhe
  • Appellation Langhe DOC

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (2%)
  • In Cellars 60 (72%)
  • Consumed 21 (25%)

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