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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Azelia

Region:

Italy

Appellation:

Barolo

Grape Type:

Nebbiolo

Barolo, San Rocco, 2012

12x75cl £440.00

10 cases

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Tasting Note:

Richer, more sweetness and body than the Margheria, notes of dark fruits, mocha, Asian spices and dark chocolate. Corpulent, complex and full flavoured. A wine of depth and gravitas that will need more time in bottle than the other wines in the Azelia stable to be at its best. 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 10% new oak barriques.

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