Barolo, Cannubi
Paolo Scavino

Barolo, Cannubi,

Destination

vintage

Paolo Scavino, Barolo, Cannubi, 2006

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
Paolo Scavino, Barolo, Cannubi, 2006

In the hands of Enrico Scavino, the outstanding vineyard of the Barolo commune, Cannubi, produces the perfect compromise between power and elegance. This is one of the finest, most showy Cannubis I have tasted after merely a year in bottle, it has real wow factor, sleek focused and enormously charming, sweet ripe but tight knit fruit, a very intense, finely poised but incredibly sensual wine, this is all about texture, bright red berry fruits, hints of morello and dark chocolate, wonderful loganberry and bramble fruit along with strong scents of Asian spice.

Maturity:
Keep/Drink
ABV:
14.5%
94/100
Antonio Galloni, Vinous
Scavino's 2006 Barolo Cannubi opens with an attractive, finely-knit bouquet that leads to an open, soft core of perfumed fruit. Rich, and expansive on the palate, this textured, vivid Barolo reveals terrific length on the palate and finessed tannins that inform the silky finish. Though medium in body, the wine packs plenty of punch and is almost certain to put on weight in the bottle.
Date Reviewed:
02/2010

specifications

country:
Italy
region:
Piedmont
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Paolo Scavino
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Paolo Scavino

Paolo Scavino

One of Italy’s great Estates with holdings in Barolos finest Crus, Cannubi, Bric del Fiasc and Rocche dell’Annuziata. Along with Elio Altare, Enrico Scavino is surely responsible for the great reputation Piedmont has today. Since the 1980s he has been crafting benchmark modern Barolo. Through meticulous vineyard work, fermentations and finishing in a mixture of French oak barriques and the larger traditional ‘Botti’ casks, Enrico makes svelte wines whose polish and sophistication enhance rather than shroud their character and typicity. Their flagship must surely be the Bric del Fiasc, one of the earlier examples of a Barolo single vineyard bottling, the first vintage being 1978. It has a sun-blanched south-western exposure and one of the region's most complex soil compositions - a complex mixture of blue grey marne, sand, limestone and redder sandstone - the coming together of the Tortonian soils of La Morra & Barolo and the Helvetian soils of the Serralunga valley. This is a wine the embodies Castiglione: Powerful and long lived, spicy yet with more elegant highlights of bright red fruit. As complete a Barolo as you will find.

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