Paolo Scavino’s Pristine 2013s

Paolo Scavino’s Pristine 2013s
Following the rapturous reception to Paolo Scavino’s Barolo range at our recent portfolio tasting, we are delighted to re-offer our last remaining 2013s. Widely acknowledged as the best vintage since 2010, and cut in the same cool, crystalline mould, the 2013s are eye-catching, crisp and a must for lovers of classically-styled mid-weight Barolo. It was a generally cooler vintage with a healthy, late harvest – even by Piedmont standards. Luckily the Nebbiolo grape loves these conditions and the wines are imbued with translucent, finely-chiselled vineyard profiles, graceful and profound aromas, and the structure to sustain Barolo’s reputation for long term ageing. What’s more, unlike 2006 and 2010 – similarly-styled modern greats – the tannic profile in the 2013s is nowhere near as daunting and the wines will drink beautifully on the younger side too.

With a desirable array of some of Barolo’s most historic crus, Paolo Scavino is without doubt one of the most consistent and stylish producers in Piedmont. Seen as a perfectionist’s rendition of modern-meets-traditional, extreme attention to detail sees Enrico, Enrica and Elisa Scavino selecting only the most pristine fruit, before it matures in both fastidiously-chosen French barriques and large traditional oak botti. To achieve Paolo Scavino’s continued level of greatness and terroir transparency across so many exceptional crus is evidence of a dedicated team totally in tune with its land.

Look ahead to the future: with both lighter and riper-styled vintages waiting patiently in Barolo cellars, and a market that seems destined to catch on, this may be the last opportunity to secure, from one of Barolo’s most acclaimed producers, a few cases of this classic, contoured and understated vintage – the last of its kind for a while.