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Azelia di Luigi Scavino 'San Rocco', Barolo 2008

Fifth generation family-run winery, founded in 1920. Based in Castiflione Falletto in the Lange.

16Ha under vine in the villages of Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga d’Alba and Montelupo Albese.

Careful work in the vineyard on low-yielding old vines which produce very few grapes. These low yields are further reduced through green harvesting to ensure uniform ripening and impeccable quality.

Fruit is hand-harvested. Selection begins in the vineyard with the rejection of poor quality fruit, followed by a further manual selection on the sorting table.

A natural approach is pursued in the vineyard. Cover crop has been encouraged for over 50 years, and no chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers are used.

Spontaneous alcoholic fermentation with natural indigenous yeasts and no addition of enzymes etc. in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Maceration with submerged cap used to vinify the Barolo wines, with all the skins pushed down inside the tank, so that they are always in contact to the wine. This allows for an extremely soft, slow, natural maceration of up to 60 days, depending on the vintage. Barolos are aged for two to three years in oak barrels sourced from Slavonia, France and Austria. No filtration or fining.

The San Rocco wine is sourced from 2Ha of vines in the village of Serralunga d’Alba. Vines average 65 years in age and grow in clayey and calcareous soils with southern exposure. Aged for 24 months in wood.

A nose of licorice, spices and dark fruits. Ripe cherry, currant and blueberry with concentrated sweetness on the palette. Well integrated tannins and a fleshy textural quality. Powerful and complex tannic structure ensures excellent ageing potential.


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