Barolo
Azelia

Barolo, 2016


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vintage

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2016
75cl
DP
£38.21

2016
12x75cl
DP
£458.46


Azelia, Barolo, 2016

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep

ABV:
14.5 %

Notes

Coffee bean and camphor then lovely bright fruit. Bright, easy approachable Barolo this shows plenty of energy and vitality. A very attractive open fruit profile that offers great drinkability already. Sumptuous red and blueberry fruit with crisp upright tannins and mouth-watering acidity. Made from a selection of grapes from 45 year old vines across five different Crus from the Castiglione (30% percent) and Serralunga (70%) communes. The wine is aged in large slavonian oak

Critics score


Score:
93

100

Source:
Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Date:
02/2020

Notes
Azelia's 2016 Barolo is a blend of fruit from two parcels in Castiglione Falletto and five in Serralunga, with the character of Serralunga especially felt in the wine's tannic grip and persistence. Iron, sage, mint, smoke and wild cherry give the Barolo striking aromatic nuance and complexity, all in the mid-weight style that is such a signature at this address. The purity of the fruit is just striking. Stated simply, this is a tremendous wine in its peer group.

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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