Barolo, Margheria
    Azelia

    Barolo, Margheria,

    Destination

    vintage

    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.

    Maturity:
    Keep
    ABV:
    14.5%
    94/100
    Susan Hulme, The Wine Independent
    The 2018 Azelia Barolo Margheria has aromas of gentle warmed strawberry and orange zest with orange peel notes that come and go. On the palate there are lots of very fine, silty-textured tannins which are nicely integrated into the body of the wine. Margheria is in Serralunga, famous for its dense tannins and 'sappidita' or savory, saltiness as the Italians would say. True to type, this Barolo finishes with a flourish of juicy acidity and lingering, savory tannins with mineral notes of flint, chalk, and smoke. It's impressive but needs a little time to come around.
    Date Reviewed:
    07/2022
    89/100
    Antonio Galloni, Vinous
    The 2018 Barolo Margheria has just enough energy and nuance to be mildly interesting. Crushed rocks, mint, white pepper, sage and bright red-toned fruit all grace this translucent, nuanced Barolo. Vibrant saline notes ring out on the finish. The Margheria is promising, for the year.
    Date Reviewed:
    02/2022

    specifications

    country:
    Italy
    region:
    Piedmont
    Appellation:
    Producer:
    Azelia
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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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