Barolo
Azelia

Barolo,

Destination

vintage

Azelia, Barolo, 2013

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
Azelia, Barolo, 2013

Sweetly-scented fruit with a bold, spicy and savoury side too. The flavours are fresh and fruity, notes of small, black and red berry with a hint of liquorice. A compelling and generous blend that offers surprising complexity for a "regular" Barolo. Made from a selection of grapes from 45 yo vines across five different Crus from the Castiglione (30% percent) and Serralunga (70%) communes, a big part of which is Cerretta. The wines is aged in large slavonian oak "botti" / barrels, so there is very little oak influence on this wine.

Maturity:
Keep
ABV:
13%
89/100
Antonio Galloni, Vinous
Azelia's 2013 Barolo is a gorgeous, entry-level offering. Orange peel, cinnamon, rose water, herbs, sweet red berries and mint give the 2013 its distinctive, lifted personality. Silky and gracious, the 2013 is super-expressive today. The style is very much built on mid-weight structure and aromatics. This is a terrific introduction to the year.
Date Reviewed:
02/2017

specifications

country:
Italy
region:
Piedmont
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Azelia
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Allergen Information:
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Azelia

Azelia

Owner Luigi Scavino, cousin and neighbour of Piemonte legend Enrico Scavino, started off life as one of the typical modern Piedmont producers: no expense was spared as new oak was used for the top wines, yields were low and the sparkling new fermenting vats were of stainless steel. Many of these aspects still apply however Azelia have refined their techniques enormously over the years, rarely using more than 20% new oak and employing large botti casks as well as barriques for the ageing process. They are now very among Barolo's leading lights. They produce a superb Dolcetto planted at 500 metres above sea level on a south facing slope in th prime Montelupo district and their oak-aged Barbera is extremely fine too. All of their Nebbiolo holdings are spread out over the Castiglione Falletto and Serralunga regions where the vine produces full bodied, intense and complex wines. The top two wines are the ethereal but powerful Bricco Fiasco frmo Castiglione (the same vineyard as Scavino's Bric del Fiasc) and the explosive, spicy San Rocco from Serralunga. In only the best of vintages a Barolo Riserva is made from the ideally situated vineyard in Serralunga, Voghera.

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