Barolo
Azelia

Barolo,

Destination

vintage

Azelia, Barolo, 2013

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
Azelia, Barolo, 2013

Sweetly-scented fruit with a bold, spicy and savoury side too. The flavours are fresh and fruity, notes of small, black and red berry with a hint of liquorice. A compelling and generous blend that offers surprising complexity for a "regular" Barolo. Made from a selection of grapes from 45 yo vines across five different Crus from the Castiglione (30% percent) and Serralunga (70%) communes, a big part of which is Cerretta. The wines is aged in large slavonian oak "botti" / barrels, so there is very little oak influence on this wine.

Maturity:
Keep
ABV:
13%
93/100
Susan Hulme, The Wine Independent
The 2018 Azelia Barolo is quite biscuity and pleasantly charred, with burnt oak and tar and top notes of new oak. It has a very nice texture, with fine, seamless tannins and a crushed chalky texture on the finish. Moderately concentrated, it is smooth with gentle and creamy integrated oak spice and a nice freshness.
Date Reviewed:
07/2022
87/100
Antonio Galloni, Vinous
The 2018 Barolo is a light-bodied, easygoing wine to drink now and over the next few years. Sweet dried cherry, spice, orange peel, tobacco and spice are all laced together. The 2018 is open and ready to drink. I would prefer to drink this over the next handful of years before the fruit fades. The straight Barolo is a blend of seven parcels in Castiglione Falletto and Serralunga d'Alba.
Date Reviewed:
02/2022

specifications

country:
Italy
region:
Piedmont
Appellation:
Producer:
Azelia
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Allergen Information:
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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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