2016 Azelia Barolo

Barolo, Italy

A phenomenal vintage of the classic Barolo from Azelia. "This is the best “Classico” I’ve tasted from this producer." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)



This is the best “Classico” I’ve tasted from this producer.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

The Azelia Barolo combines fruit from seven top crus across Castiglione Falletto and Serralunga d’Alba.

This is the voice of the vintage for Azelia, aggregating their top vineyards into a complete picture of their part of the Barolo region. It's composed, complete, classic Nebbiolo from one of the best producers of the region.

This wine will continue to peak for well over a decade, particularly in a picture-perfect vintage like 2016.

Barolo fanciers should buy and buy with confidence.

About Azelia

Lorenzo Scavino established Azelia in 1920 in the commune of Castiglione Falletto.

The winery and vineyards have been passed down through the family, from Lorenzo to his son Alfonso in 1967, then to his son Luigi and now his son Lorenzo. Through five generations, the quality of this estate has remained in the top echelon of Piemontese growers/producers.

The wines are traditional in style and showcase special sites across Castiglione Falletto as well as San Rocco, Margheria, Bricco Voghera and Cerretta in Serralunga d’Alba.

"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…" - The Wine Advocate

Lorenzo and Luigi Scavino
Lorenzo and Luigi Scavino
Piemonte, Italy
Additional Info

From The Producer

An impeccable balance. A mix of 7 different single vineyards. Castiglione Falletto and Serralunga d’Alba match here in a superlative way.

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.

Part of the Riserva Bricco Voghera grapes always gives its superb contribution. .

Blend : Nebbiolo (100%)
ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2035
Bottle Size : 750ml

Lorenzo Scavino
Lorenzo Scavino
Piemonte, Italy
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"This is the best “Classico” I’ve tasted from this producer. Red fruited, cherry in particular, a little sage, mint, and rose layers in fragrance, and some biscuit spices. It’s clean, quietly succulent, with a fine graphite tannin grip, pure acidity, a little liquorice richness, and a finish dusted with orange peel and perfume. It’ll blossom and shine brightly with bottle age. Purity and poise, with quiet authority. A terrific release." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)


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