Barolo, Margheria
Azelia

Barolo, Margheria, 2013


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vintage


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2013

12x75cl

DP

£1,012.86


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2013

6x1.5L

DP

£614.46



Azelia, Barolo, Margheria, 2013

2013

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Azelia, Barolo, Margheria, 2013

Charming, fine blueberry and dark hedgerow fruit aromas, similarly attractive fruit on the palate joined by complex herbal notes and a distinctively fine, smooth, chalky minerality. Dark, suave but vivid flavours with a twist of salt. A barolo of character, presence but great purity and elegance, too. 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
ABV:
14.5%
95/100
Antonio Galloni, Vinous

The 2013 Barolo Margheria shows its typically high-toned, aromatic profile. Scents of lavender, sage, mint, leather and earthiness meld into a core of dark stone fruits. Veins of bright acidity and salinity give the flavors an extra kick of brightness on the finish. The relatively high-altitude of this site and the limestone-rich soils yield a brilliant, salivating Barolo. The Margheria was aged in cask.
Date Reviewed:
02/2017

specifications

country:
Italy

region:
Piedmont

Appellation:

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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