Barolo, San Rocco
Azelia

Barolo, San Rocco, 2016


Destination

vintage

portfolio
Portfolio
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2016
75cl
DP
£84.84

2016
6x75cl
DP
£509.08

2016
3x1.5L
DP
£533.08


Azelia, Barolo, San Rocco, 2016

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep

ABV:
15 %

Notes

An arresting, lifted nose that leads to a more serious palate. Full bodied and showing a breadth of tannin binding in the distinctly pure, vivid fruit. This may be darker than the Bricco Fiasco but it speaks so clearly – velvety blackcurrant, mint, herbs and tobacco characteristics. Complex and stylish, top notch quality here. An Azelia monopole San Rocco is a top notch quality Serralunga vineyard that faces south and south west, where the soils are practically 100% hard compact clay, a very hard compact grey clay. The vines are 65 years old and the wine is aged in the same way as the Bricco Fiasco, for 24 months – half of which are in 8% new oak barriques and half in large used oak botti.

Critics score


Score:
94

100

Source:
Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Date:
02/2020

Notes
Azelia's 2016 Barolo San Rocco shows terrific density and richness, but it is less aromatically expressive than most of the other 2016s in the range. Readers will have to give this at least a few years in bottle for the tannins to soften. Even in the early going, though, the 2016 is deep, powerful and loaded with pedigree. Now that most of Azelia's wines are aged in cask, the influence of small French oak is especially evident.

specifications

country:
Italy

region:
Piedmont

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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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