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
An impeccable balance. Castiglione Falletto and Serralunga d’Alba match here in a superlative way. In Castiglione, where the soil is more calcareous and white, the grapes acquire elegance and an aromatic complexity while in Serralunga the more clayey soil transmits character and body. The vines of the six vineyards used for this wine are 45 years old on average.
Average age of vines is 45 years. Fermentation takes place in rotofermenters, and in vertical, stainless steel tanks. The juice is vinified with indigenous yeasts, for 4/5 weeks with submerged cap, at an average temperature of 31 °C. it is then aged for 24 months in large casks.
Aroma and finesse with power and body at the same time. Sweet nose, with hints of cherry, black currant and licorice. Fruity tannins. A union of characters. Aged for two years in large casks.In the vintages in which Barolo Riserva is not produced its grapes contribute, with their superb quality, to this exceptional Barolo.