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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Azelia

Region:

Italy

Appellation:

Barolo

Grape Type:

Nebbiolo

Barolo, San Rocco, 2011

12x75cl £465.00

10 cases, 10 bottles

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6x150cl £510.00

2 cases, 3 bottles

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Tasting Note:

As is often the case, this is the darkest in colour of the three Azelia crus. It offers a wonderful balance of fresh acids, sweet dark fruit, intense spices and a firm tannic spine. The flavours are intense and strong but are by no means too overwhelming, flavours of bramble, cherry, mocha and cinnamon with liquorice and mineral notes, despite how dense and solid the wine is, there is tremendous edge and thrust to it as well. Stunningly balanced and deeply complex. Another top notch Serralunga vineyard that faces south and south west, where the soils are practically 100% clay, a very hard compact white clay. The vines are 60 years old and the wine is aged in the same way as the Bricco Fiasco, for 24 months in 15% new oak barriques.

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