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Azelia is still something of a Barolo lover's secret. Though the estate is not a high-profile one, proprietor Luigi Scavino is cousin of Enrico Scavino of the renowned Paolo Scavino estate, and shares ownership of the famed Fiasco hill in Castiglione Falletto with him. Luigi, his wife Lorella and son Lorenzo Scavino own and maintain 16 hectares of vines in Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga d'Alba (including Cru Barolo from Margheria, San Rocco and Voghera Brea) and Montelupo Albese (for their...
Aroma and finesse with power and body at the same time. Sweet nose, with hints of cherry, black currant and licorice. Fruity tannins. A union of characters. Aged for two years in large casks.In the vintages in which Barolo Riserva is not produced its grapes contribute, with their superb quality, to this exceptional Barolo.
An impeccable balance. Castiglione Falletto and Serralunga d’Alba match here in a superlative way. In Castiglione, where the soil is more calcareous and white, the grapes acquire elegance and an aromatic complexity while in Serralunga the more clayey soil transmits character and body. The vines of the six vineyards used for this wine are 45 years old on average.
Fermented using rotofermenters and vinified for 20 days at 30°C. Aged for 24 months in large casks.
- 94 Points -
Round, bursting with cherry and raspberry fruit, this red reveals tar and underbrush notes. Well-structured and balanced, ending with a tobacco-tinged aftertaste.See detailed press review
- 90 Points -
Fresh cherries and healthy, dry tannins make this a very solid and attractive wine. Needs some time for all the subtle notes to emerge, but this kind of youthfulness is rare in 2014 Barolos.See detailed press review
- 90 Points -
The 2014 Barolo is a blend of fruit from six smaller vineyard sites. About 30% of the fruit comes from Castiglione Falletto and the remaining 70% is from Serralunga d'Alba (mostly from the Cerretta and Broglio crus). Across the board, the average age of the vines is 45 years old. Even though the mouthfeel is a bit thinner in this vintage, the bouquet is pleasantly generous and ripe. Blackberry, cassis, tar and spice mesh together with seamless ease.See detailed press review