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LOCATION: CASTIGLIONE FALLETTO, at the centre of the Barolo wine-growing area
PROPERTY: in the MASCARELLO family since 1985
AREA: 0.62 Ha
ALTITUDE: 280 m above sea level
SOIL: Clayey-sandy, calcareous, composed of grey marl, brown clay and grey sand of marine origin
VINES PLANTED: Nebbiolo, planted in 1988.
VINEYARD: Villero in the village of Castiglione Falletto (CN)
HARVEST: Towards the middle of October.
WINEMAKING: Estate-grown bunches, thinned during the summer, undergo traditional-style, floating cap fermentation for 15/20 days. The wine is then matured in medium-sized Slavonian oak barrels for around 30 months.
EXPECTED CELLAR LIFE: 10/25 years
BOTTLING: After four years following the vintage
Colour: garnet red with orange-coloured highlights;
Nose: very fruity, elegant, intense;
Taste: excellent body with power and stuffing, full, well-balanced.
SERVE: approx. 18°
FOOD: Red meats in general, game, mature cheeses.