Barolo San Rocco 2014


Barolo San Rocco

Regulated designation
Denominazione di origine controllata e garantita (DOCG)
Nebbiolo 100 %
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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

The vineyard stands on a hill in front of the homonymous church of San Rocco. The clay present in this soil gives the mouth an intense energy. Grapes sourced from 1.5 hectares in Serralunga d'Alba with vines of an average age of 55 years. South facing exposure with clay and calcareous soil.

Production notes

San Rocco gives an impression of great power, austerity, with an incredible aging potential. The wine results in great structure, deepness, fully showing an intense complexity. Fermentation takes place in Rotofermenters and the juice is Vinified for 22 days at an average temperature of 31 °C. the wine Ages for 24 months in small barrels, 10% new.

Tasting notes

Here Serralunga is present with signs of licorice, spices and dark fruits. Cherry, currant and blueberry melt harmoniously together. Velvety and sweetly ripe, with splendidly integrated tannins.

Press reviews

Wine Advocate

- 93 points -

June 2018

The 2014 Barolo San Rocco is very expressive of the Serralunga d'Alba township that always shows darker and denser fruit characteristics compared to the other main growing areas of Barolo. This wine is aged in barrique for two years, of which only 10% is new oak. Your senses are treated to very attractive layers of dark fruit, spice, wet earth and grilled herb. The vines are 60 years old on average and show extra density and concentration as a result. It follows that the mouthfeel is proportionally denser and more structured as well.

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- 93 points -

February 2018

Today, the 2014 Barolo San Rocco comes across as a bit monolithic - within the context of the vintage, of course. As always, San Rocco is distinguished by its deep center of fruit. Firm young Nebbiolo tannins enshroud this resonant, muscular Serralunga Barolo. It will be interesting to see if the 2014 gains a bit more midpalate finesse during its aging.

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James Suckling

- 92 points -

April 2018

Quite a concentrated wine for this difficult vintage. Shows some richness and grace. The tannins are already beautifully integrated. There's an attractive terracotta character here, as well notes of dried flowers and red cherries. 

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