Alongside Massolino the barolos from Azelia are eye-watering bargains in the fine wine world. Anyone with a love of the nebbiolo grape should search out these under-valued Barolos for they are some of the most age- worthy wines in the world. 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.
What The Critics Say
92/100 vinous, Antonio Galloni
(Tasted 2015) "What a pleasure it is to revisit Azelia's 2004 Barolo. Beautifully layered and expressive in the glass, the 2004 is striking in every way. Dark red cherry, plum and spice are pushed forward in this gorgeous, entry-level offering. Think of Azelia's Barolo as equivalent to a village-level Burgundy from a top grower. It is every bit that seductive. The blend is 40% Cerretta, 30% Voghera (young vines) and 30% parcels in Castiglione Falletto next to Bricco Fiasco. The 2004 spent two years in cask." Drink 2015 - 2024
91/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Lisa Perrotti-Brown
"Medium garnet colour with a slight brick rim. Enticing aromas of crushed cherries, raspberries, game, potpourri, star anise, Sichuan pepper and cassia. The palate gives a nice contrast of crisp acidity and rich fruit with a medium to firm level of finely grained tannins. Long finish with lots of fruit and savoury layers. Tasted June 2009."
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