Barolo, Margheria
Azelia

Barolo, Margheria, 2012


Destination

vintage


portfolio

Portfolio
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2012

12x75cl

DP

£1,012.86


2012

6x1.5L

DP

£1,060.86


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2012

12x75cl

DP

£998.46



Azelia, Barolo, Margheria, 2012

2012

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Azelia, Barolo, Margheria, 2012

A typical Serralunga scent of cassis and liquorice, equally dark on the palate with flavours of bramble and blueberry fruit, infused with spices, stones and minerals, a broader -framed wine than Bricco Fiasco but there is great fruit precision and a certain roundness and softness to the dense structure. Pure, clear and moreish on the long finish. A prime south and south west facing 55 year old plot in the Serralunga d'Alba commune planted on white clay and limestone soils. Aged in the traditional way, for 28 months in large Slavonian oak casks - "botti."

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

The 2012 Barolo Margheria is a bit deeper and richer than the Bricco Fiasco. Savory herbs, dried flowers, iron and minerals are some of the signatures. This is an especially feral, powerful Barolo for the vintage, with real intensity and nuance to round out its powerful personality. The tannins are firm and dusty, but there is more than enough fruit to balance things out. The Margheria was aged entirely in cask.
Date Reviewed:
03/2016

specifications

country:
Italy

region:
Piedmont

Appellation:

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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