Barolo, Rocche dell'Annunziata, Riserva
Paolo Scavino

Barolo, Rocche dell'Annunziata, Riserva,

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vintage

Paolo Scavino, Barolo, Rocche dell'Annunziata, Riserva, 2001

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
Paolo Scavino, Barolo, Rocche dell'Annunziata, Riserva, 2001

A great vineyard planted with old vines dating back to 1942. Aged for one year in barriques and a year and a half in large french oak cask. A monumentally sophsticated wine. Sheer class. High-toned ripe red berry fruit aromas, this is packed with juice and flavour, notes of bramble, cherry, sloe and damson with a strong mineral and rock salt dimension. This is powerful, sophisticated and for the long haul. A modern classic.

Maturity:
Keep/Drink
ABV:
14%
97/100
Antonio Galloni, Vinous
The 2001 Barolo Riserva Rocche dell'Annunziata is huge and seamless from start to finish. The wine totally envelops the palate with masses of dark red fruit, roses, spices, and mint, all supported by nearly imperceptible tannins. The volume and shape of the 2001 is simply breathtaking. This is Scavino's most vibrant 2001. It is also his most polished, refined Barolo.
Date Reviewed:
04/2012

specifications

country:
Italy
region:
Piedmont
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Producer:
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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