Barolo, Margheria
Azelia

Barolo, Margheria, 2015


Destination

vintage


portfolio

Portfolio
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2015

6x75cl

DP

£506.42


2015

3x1.5L

DP

£530.42



Azelia, Barolo, Margheria, 2015

2015

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Azelia, Barolo, Margheria, 2015

More mineral and energetic than the sweet and floral Bricco Fiasco. Lifted bright red fruits mixed with cleansing savoury elements. Wild strawberry fruit infused with violet and offset by more savoury notes of chalk and salt. The refreshing, palate-cleaning minerality marries well to the ripe, polished Azelia style. From 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 botti.

Maturity:
Keep/Drink
ABV:
14.5%
94/100
Antonio Galloni, Vinous

The 2015 Barolo Margheria shows the textural breadth of Serralunga in its compelling interplay of succulent, layered fruit and bright, soil-driven tones, with mineral inflections that add layers of complexity. Sage, tobacco, cedar, rose petal, menthol, anise and dried flowers fill out the wine's frame effortlessly. All the elements are nicely balanced. In 2015 the Margheria is all class.
Date Reviewed:
02/2019

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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