Barolo, San Rocco
Azelia

Barolo, San Rocco, 2007


Destination

vintage


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2007

12x75cl

DP

£638.46


2007

12x75cl

DP

£600.00



Azelia, Barolo, San Rocco, 2007

2007

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Azelia, Barolo, San Rocco, 2007

Brooding, rich but brilliant and lively, this betrays the dark chocolate, liquorice and star anise spice that is to be so often expected of this cuvée, added to a distinct a very welcome minerally and flinty edge that is less common. Super ripe, svelte, mouthfilling and voluptuous flavours of ripe fruits and sweet spices. One of the stars of the vintage. A first class single vineyard from the Serralunga commune whose wines are very distinct from those of Bricco Fiasco, being often darker, denser and spicier. The vines are between 40 and 50 years old and the wine is aged in 20% new wood for 24 months.

Maturity:
Drink
ABV:
14%
91/100
Stephen Tanzer, Vinous

Bright dark red. Pure but very subdued aromas of red berries and flowers, showing good life for the vintage. Tightly wound and youthful on entry, then shows more pliant, savory flavors of black cherry, menthol and flowers. Sweet but serious tannins reach the front teeth. Finishes broad and palate-dusting. Solidly structured to age.
Date Reviewed:
11/2011

specifications

country:
Italy

region:
Piedmont

Appellation:

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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