Barolo, Monvigliero
Paolo Scavino

Barolo, Monvigliero,

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Paolo Scavino, Barolo, Monvigliero, 2012

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
Paolo Scavino, Barolo, Monvigliero, 2012

Airy and fresh flavours, complex too. Notes of cassis, black cherry and blueberry tinged with a touch of liquorice; Long vital and fresh dark fruits, expanding into flavours of salt and stone. Verve, refinement and intense, this is utterly breath-taking. From a fine vineyard at 310 metres altitude in the Verduno commune with a south / south east exposure. A special micro climate close to the river where there are big day /night temperature differences. A very distinctive personality, powerful but polished, fresh and finely balanced. Only 5,000 bottles were made.

Maturity:
Keep/Drink
ABV:
14%
90/100
Antonio Galloni, Vinous
Scavino's 2012 Barolo Monvigliero fleshes out beautifully in the glass. Creamy, ample and layered, the Monvigliero possesses good depth for the year, not to mention solid overall balance. This is an especially forward vintage for the Monvigliero. The only thing missing at this stage is a bit more site specificity. If that develops in bottle, the 2012 will be an even better and more satisfying Barolo than this note suggests. Over the last few months the tannins have begun to soften nicely, so we will see. Sweet tobacco, crushed flowers, blood orange, cranberry and spices add the final shades of nuance on the mid-weight finish.
Date Reviewed:
03/2016

specifications

country:
Italy
region:
Piedmont
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Producer:
Paolo Scavino
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Allergen Information:
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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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