About this winery
Azelia is still something of a Barolo lover's secret. Though the estate is not a high-profile one, proprietor Luigi Scavino is cousin of Enrico Scavino of the renowned Paolo Scavino estate, and shares ownership of the famed Fiasco hill in Castiglione Falletto with him. Luigi, his wife Lorella and son Lorenzo Scavino own and maintain 16 hectares of vines in Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga d'Alba (including Cru Barolo from Margheria, San Rocco and Voghera Brea) and Montelupo Albese (for their...
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Notes about product
Entirely facing south the vineyard is situated in the centre of the commune of Serralunga on the hill which extends below the castle of the town. The clayey and calcareous soil of Serralunga d’Alba shows all its complexity. The tufaceous marls confer richness in extracts and power to the wine.
Average age of vines is 50 years. Fermentation takes place in Rotofermenters for a duration of 22 days, at an average temperature of 31 degrees Celsius. The wine is then aged for 28 months in large casks, the only Cru from Azelia to do so.
In 2004 Luigi decided to age part of this Cru in large casks: an exemplary work. From it Margheria takes its best from itself. Complex aromas, black fruits, licorice and spices in the typical Serralunga style. Energetic.The tannins frame the structure giving density and deepness to the wine. Mineral, earthy, salty. Impressive.