August 5, 2019
A Note from Sergio
As he neared the end of his life, Bartolo Mascarello, one of Italy's great traditional winemakers, had to rely on a wheelchair. Bartolo's daughter, Maria Teresa, took over the estate's winemaking in the vineyards and in the cantina, and Bartolo spent more his time in his office. Bartolo always loved the act of busily, thoughtfully creating, and he channeled that energy into painting wine labels. Bartolo would affix these special hand-painted labels to friends' bottles, but he painted many more labels than he ended up gluing, and after Bartolo passed away, Maria Teresa found several hundred of Bartolo's labels. She scanned them, and now she places the copies on a tiny number of bottles each vintage.Today's Featured Sections Include:
Today, I'm very proud to present four Bartolo Mascarello Barolo vintages, each one collectable, not only for the wine in the bottle but also for its label, because all of these magnums come adorned with one of the labels that Bartolo created, and Maria Teresa resurrected. I nurture a passion for traditional wines, and I love iconoclastic winemakers, artists who tell a story with their wines. Bartolo was an uncompromising, visionary, restless creator whose wines speak with his voice, and these magnum bottles do it both with their contents and with their labels. In her winemaking, Maria Teresa built upon her father's legacy, and the quartet of Mascarello magnums in today's offer will live for decades in your cellar--and forever in their unique, beautiful labels.
Along with these four Mascarello magnums, I'm delighted to offer special pricing on 15 Domaine Ponsot Burgundies from 2011 and 2012. Burgheads will want to dive into this sale!
1. Only at IWM: Bartolo Mascarello's Magnums with Hand-Painted Labels!
2. Time Sensitive Offer: Special Pricing on 15 Wines from Iconic Domaine Ponsot!
3. Wine Events: Upcoming August Wine Tasting Events