Barolo, Bricco Fiasco
Azelia

Barolo, Bricco Fiasco, 2010


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2010
12x75cl
DP
£998.46


Azelia, Barolo, Bricco Fiasco, 2010

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep

ABV:
14.5 %

Notes

More ethereal, precise and downright seductive than ever before. Elegantly perfumed, crisp, floral red berry characteristics, heady rose petal overtones, very fresh with a gently warming sweetness mixed with touches of smoke and cigar leaf, The tannins are fine grained and the freshness thrilling. Stylish and impeccably balanced. One of the vintage's most refined wines. A great Castiglione vineyard, 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. The vines were planted by Luigi Scavino's father 65 years ago. Aged in large Slavonian oak ‘botti’ and barriques with less than 20% new oak for 24 months. A cuvée that Azelia first bottled up separately in 1978.


specifications

country:
Italy

region:
Piedmont

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Producer:
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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