Barolo, San Rocco
Azelia

Barolo, San Rocco, 2017


Destination

vintage


portfolio

Portfolio
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2017

6x75cl

DP

£506.42


2017

3x1.5L

DP

£530.42



Azelia, Barolo, San Rocco, 2017

2017

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Azelia, Barolo, San Rocco, 2017

A different expression of Serralunga, offering rich, powerful fruit with a minerality that sits much more in the background. Big flavours of dark fruit, cinnamon spice and mocha roll and expand across the palate, enveloping the senses as the go. Muscular, complex, rich and bold. 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 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.

Maturity:
Keep
ABV:
14.5%
94/100
Antonio Galloni, Vinous

The 2017 Barolo San Rocco is powerful and tightly wound. All of its energy is focused inward today. There is terrific brightness and focus to the red berry fruit, but the 2017 is not in a mood to show much today. Readers will have to be patient. I am encourage by the wine's solid feel and pure power.
Date Reviewed:
02/2021

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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