Barolo, Bricco Fiasco
Azelia

Barolo, Bricco Fiasco, 2009


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2009
75cl
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£84.20


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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Drink Up

ABV:
14.5 %

Notes

Superbly balanced body, gripping tannins and floral high-toned fruit. A beauty. One of the great Castiglione vineyards, planted on a mixture of sand and clay, the same vineyard as Scavino’s Bric dël Fiasc but named using the standard Italian dialect as opposed to that of Piedmont. Aged in large Slavonian oak ‘botti’ and barriques with 20-25% new oak for 24 months. A cuvée that Azelia first bottled up separately in 1978.

Critics score


Score:
89

100

Source:
Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Date:
05/2013

Notes
Azelia's 2009 Barolo Bricco Fiasco wafts from the glass with dried flowers, crushed raspberries and sweet spices. This is a surprisingly soft, floral vintage for the Bricco Fiasco, with fewer of the signature carnal notes of this site and moderate structure. Soft, silky tannins frame a finish that is unusually feminine and gracious for a vineyard that typically yields powerful, intense Barolos. The 2009 was aged 80% in cask and 20% in French oak barrels.

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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