Barolo, San Rocco
Azelia

Barolo, San Rocco, 2014


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vintage

portfolio
Portfolio
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2014
75cl
DP
£84.20

2014
12x75cl
DP
£1,010.46

2014
6x1.5L
DP
£1,058.46

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Broking
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2014
12x75cl
DP
£1,034.46


Azelia, Barolo, San Rocco, 2014

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep/Drink

ABV:
14 %

Notes

A different profile to the saline Margheria, more body and flesh. Rich flavours of bramble, kirsch, sweet spice and creme de mure. Full and powerful but beautifully framed by a fresher acidity than usual. This not only uplifts the rich flavours but serves to elongate the wonderful finish. An Azelia monopole San Rocco is a top notch Serralunga vineyard that faces south and south west, where the soils are practically 100% clay, a very hard compact grey clay. The vines are 60 years old and the wine is aged in the same way as the Bricco Fiasco, for 24 months in 10% new oak barriques.

Critics score


Score:
93

100

Source:
Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Date:
02/2018

Notes
Today, the 2014 Barolo San Rocco comes across as a bit monolithic - within the context of the vintage, of course. As always, San Rocco is distinguished by its deep center of fruit. Firm young Nebbiolo tannins enshroud this resonant, muscular Serralunga Barolo. It will be interesting to see if the 2014 gains a bit more midpalate finesse during its aging.

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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