Barolo, Margheria
Azelia

Barolo, Margheria, 2017


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vintage

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2017
75cl
DP
£84.20

2017
6x75cl
DP
£505.22

2017
3x1.5L
DP
£529.22


Azelia, Barolo, Margheria, 2017

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep

ABV:
14.5 %

Notes

A little reductive and taciturn at first, it takes a while to open up but gradually reveals dense, dark velvety fruit with a strong savoury minerality at its core – offering notes of dry stones and chalk mixed with spicier overtones of liquorice and anise. Smooth, brooding, rich but savoury. 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. Azelia’s vines sit alongside those used for Gaja’s Sperss. Aged in the traditional way, for 28 months in large slavonian oak botti.

Critics score


Score:
94

100

Source:
Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Date:
02/2021

Notes
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.

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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