Barolo, Bricco Fiasco
Azelia

Barolo, Bricco Fiasco, 2015


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vintage

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2015
75cl
DP
£84.20

2015
6x75cl
DP
£505.22

2015
3x1.5L
DP
£529.22


Azelia, Barolo, Bricco Fiasco, 2015

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep/Drink

ABV:
14.5 %

Notes

Fruity and floral aromatics give way to a palate full of delicate fruit locked into a gripping, forceful tannic framework. As structured as this is, there is plenty of scented fruit bursting from the glass. Showing ripe, sweet strawberry fruit with notes of kirsch, damson liqueur and strong rose hip overtones. 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 8% 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.

Critics score


Score:
92

100

Source:
Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Date:
02/2019

Notes
The 2015 Barolo Bricco Fiasco is another attractive, perfumed wine in this range. Iron, smoke, blood orange, kirsch and orange peel are all nicely delineated throughout. Deceptive in its mid-weight structure, the 2015 has enough drive, depth and sinewy tannin to support two decades of very fine drinking. Time in the glass allows the fruit to emerge, but the 2015 remains reticent and in need of time to be at its very best.

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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