Azelia

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Italy – Barolo

Azelia is a small quality-focused estate of 16 ha. owned by the Scavino family. Lorenzo Scavino works with his father Luigi to make concentrated Baroli that are not forcefully tannic in style, but they are serious in structure with firmness, flesh and beautiful balance. The Scavino’s seem to be able to coax out the heady perfume of rose and spice along with the berry fruits, forest, herb and savoury notes of the nebbiolo grape. They do a rigorous green harvest, along with conscious work with canopy management to ensure air-flow and allow adequate light penetration without sunburn. The modest yields of only 5.5 tonnes per hectare (approx. 35hl/ha or 2.3t/acre) provide ample concentration in the high-quality raw material. In the cellar cleanliness and fastidiousness are apparent, and the judicious use of large oak barrels preserves the fruit, so it is no wonder the wines are regularly reviewed as being among the best of the region.


Wines

Azelia Dolcetto d’Alba ‘Bricco dell’Oriolo’
Azelia Barbera d’Alba ‘Punta’
Azelia Langhe Nebbiolo
Azelia Barolo
Azelia Barolo ‘Bricco Fiasco’
Azelia Barolo ‘Bricco Fiasco’ MAGNUM
Azelia Barolo ‘Margheria’
Azelia Barolo ‘Margheria’ MAGNUM
Azelia Barolo ‘San Rocco’
Azelia Barolo ‘San Rocco’ MAGNUM

Please contact the office on 03 9077 7510 for further details on vintages and availability

 

“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

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