Barolo, Margheria

    Barolo, Margheria,



    Azelia, Barolo, Margheria, 2010

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Azelia, Barolo, Margheria, 2010

    This surpasses all other Margherias from this stable. A simply wonderful effort. Dark, spicy and fortifying without being too heavy handed in fact this has more lift and zip than any previous vintage we have tasted, alluring dark fruit flavours of bramble and blueberry with a faint touch of liquorice mixed with notes of rock salt. An outstandingly elegant Margheria. A single vineyard Cru in the Serralunga commune that used to go into the regular Barolo, but which Azelia started bottling up separately from the 2003 vintage. The soils are very poor and shallow, being a mixture of white clay and limestone. The wine is aged as per the regular Barolo, in pre-used large Slavonian oak botti only. The vines are now 55 years old. The extra clay in the soils gives the wine a deeper colour and darker fruit profile than the slightly less heavy soils of Bricco Fiasco.

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous
    The 2017 Barolo Margheria is gorgeous. Open, perfumed aromatics are immediately alluring. On the palate, the 2017 is a dark, mysterious wine, with layers of flavor that continue to develop over time. Dark cherry, blood orange, spice, leather, iron and scorched earth add striking layers of nuance. The tannins are potent - we are in Serralunga after all - but the 2017 has so much to offer. It's a gorgeous Barolo to enjoy over the next two decades, maybe more.
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    Drinking Window:
    2025 - 2042


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    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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