Barolo, Bricco Fiasco
Azelia

Barolo, Bricco Fiasco, 2013


Destination

vintage


portfolio

Portfolio
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2013

1.5L

DP

£176.81


2013

6x1.5L

DP

£1,060.86


Broking

Broking
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2013

12x75cl

DP

£578.46



Azelia, Barolo, Bricco Fiasco, 2013

2013

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Azelia, Barolo, Bricco Fiasco, 2013

A pungent, sweetly-scented nose, seductive ripe but bright fruit with the emphasis on red berries - particularly warm sweet early-summer strawberries. Juicy, floral and fruity with a touch of woody sweet spice. Very pretty and charming with enough grip and backbone to hold the fruit in place. The Bricco Fiasco is a relatively sandy plot at the top of the Fiasco hill in Castiglione Falletto, planted with 70 year old vines. Contrary to the regular Barolo the wine is aged in oak barriques, but only 10% new wood, again to limit oak influence - a direction Azelia have been going in for some years now. This sandy soil gives incredibly aromatic and fruity characteristics to the wine.

Maturity:
Keep
ABV:
14.5%
93/100
Antonio Galloni, Vinous

The 2013 Barolo Bricco Fiasco is one of the most gracious and delicate wines I have ever tasted from this site. Sweet red cherry, kirsch, mint, cranberry and white pepper give the 2013 its distinctive high-toned personality. Moreover, the firm, searing tannins that are so typical of this site are remarkably polished. Readers should expect an aromatic, perfumed Barolo built on grace more than power. The Bricco Fiasco was aged in French oak barrels, with about 10% new wood.
Date Reviewed:
02/2017

specifications

country:
Italy

region:
Piedmont

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Producer:
Azelia

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Allergen Information:
This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.


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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