Italy – Barolo
In 1920 Cavalier Lorenzo Scavino began to vinify part of the grapes produced in the family’s vineyards, a small rural reality in the heart of the Langhe region, in Castiglione Falletto.
His son Alfonso started enthusiastically to bottle the wine produced and thanks to Luigi’s father, Lorenzo, with perseverance and willpower, the wines were for the first time exported.
The Azienda Agricola Azelia, in the centre of the area of Barolo production, is nowadays composed of 16 hectares and it produces, on average, 80,000 bottles per year. Luigi is supported by his wife Lorella and his son Lorenzo, who bears the name of his grandfather and who represents the fifth generation of wine producers. The family management is essential as it permits an extreme precision in every step of the production.
Great care is given to the work in the vineyards. Wine is made there from old vineswhich produce very few grapes. The low yields are further reduced through the green harvest, indispensable to select fruits, to have a uniform ripening and an impeccable quality.
It is fundamental a scrupulous attention in the cellar where the respect for the tradition does not exclude the contribution of modern techniques.
Azelia Langhe Nebbiolo 2014
“Raspberry, mint, new leather and a little pepper and spice. It’s medium bodied, brisk and fresh, with slightly tacky drying tannin, and a cool herbal signature over lively red fruits.” – 88 Points Gary Walsh, WineFront.com.au
Azelia Barolo 2013
“Light and perfumed with rose and orange peel, sweet spices, red fruit and fresh herbs. Medium bodied, fresh red berries tempered by herb, spice and new leather, tannin is pleasantly rusty, and the finish is clean, refreshing and slightly bitter. Stylish wine. Not trying too hard, and almost certainly more to come.” – 92+ Points Gary Walsh, WineFront.com.au
“Undeniably elegant and sophisticated…distinctive and characterised by carefully calibrated structure and well-orchestrated palate….The quality of Luigi Scavino’s wines has achieved an enviable standard.” – Gambero Rosso 2014
“Azelia has come into its own.”- James Suckling, Wine Spectator
“…wines from [Luigi] Scavino’s estate, Azelia, can hold their own with the very best of the region. The wines combine power and elegance with a level of virtuosity matched by few in the region…there can be no doubt that the overall balance and sense of proportion of these wines is excellent.”- The Wine Advocate #167
“We think it’s safe to say that Luigi Scavino’s family winery is well on its way to the front rank of winemaking. The wines have enviable balance, oak is used with increasingly impressive skill and the quality of the fruit is faultless … We are very pleased to express our admiration for this calm, skilled winemaker.” – Gambero Rosso Italian Wines 2010