The winemaking story of Mascarello starts at the turn
of the century when the original Giuseppe Mascarello
first produced top Nebbiolo-based wines, and the
estate has passed from father to son ever since.
But it is current incumbent Mauro Mascarello who
has lifted the estate to the top table of Piemontese
producers, with wines particularly prized for their
clarity and precision.
They almost fully own the famed Monprivato vineyard,
one of the region’s most celebrated sites for growing
grapes. There have been vines here since at least 1666,
but the Mascarello family acquired the majority of the
vineyard in 1904. By 1970, they began producing a
single vineyard wine in recognition of the superiority of
the land. He also makes the super-rare Ca’ d’Morissio
from a few specially selected vines within this vineyard:
one of Piedmont’s greatest, and most cultish wines.
Mauro makes wine in the traditional way. He uses the
best grapes in the carefully tended vineyard, before
taking his time over the fermentation and the wine’s
ageing: nothing is rushed in the pursuit of perfection,
whether with the legendary Monprivato vineyard,
or the more approachable S. Stefano.