My Account
 
24%
OFF
Azelia 'Bricco Fiasco' Barolo 2012
sample imgsample image only

Azelia 'Bricco Fiasco' Barolo 2012

$77.33$58.95
 
James Suckling 95
"Very decadent and rich with dried meat, ripe berry and red wood aromas. Full body, chewy tannins, fresh acidity and a flavorful finish. This is tight and impressive. Dusty texture. Try in 2020 to give it time to develop in the bottle. Strength in finesse."

Vinous Media 92
"The 2012 Barolo Bricco Fiasco is wonderfully lifted and precise in the glass, qualities that aren't typical of this renowned site in Castiglione Falletto. Crushed rose petals, ... read more
Item ID: #21583
Shelf at store46b
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

Other Similar Items

Info

Item Description

James Suckling 95
"Very decadent and rich with dried meat, ripe berry and red wood aromas. Full body, chewy tannins, fresh acidity and a flavorful finish. This is tight and impressive. Dusty texture. Try in 2020 to give it time to develop in the bottle. Strength in finesse."

Vinous Media 92
"The 2012 Barolo Bricco Fiasco is wonderfully lifted and precise in the glass, qualities that aren't typical of this renowned site in Castiglione Falletto. Crushed rose petals, anise, mint and red cherry all meld together. In 2012, the Bricco Fiasco is decidedly feminine and gracious, with striking aromatics but less of the muscle than is often present. The 2012 should drink well with minimal cellaring. Although not especially representative of its origins, the 2012 is a very pretty wine in its own right. -- Antonio Galloni"

About Azelia
The Azelia estate is a Barolo lover’s secret – though the estate is not a high-profile one, proprietor Luigi Scavino is cousin of Enrico Scavino of the Paolo Scavino estate, and shares ownership of the famed Fiasco hill with him, in addition to the San Rocco holdings in Serralunga. This 16 hectare estate is planted to Nebbiolo, Barbera and Dolcetto. Luigi and wife Lorella still maintain some tradition in the cellar, with the greatest focus and efforts expended on vineyard management. Their San Rocco” is a muscular, characterful wine – the Scavinos were the first to establish this as an important cru. In total, the estate produces about 6,000 cases per year.

Vineyard Management: Azelia‘s vineyard management program under Agronomist Nicola Algamante focuses on integrated pest management and integrated disease control in the vineyards. The number of pest-control treatments is reduced to a minimum, and copper- and sulfur-based products are mainly utilized. Soil analysis is carried out every two years and organic fertilizers are used when needed. Cover crops are sown between the rows of vines, the grass is mowed and the soil is not tilled (the turf is left in place). There is very careful use of SO2 in the wines.

Azelia

View all from Azelia
The Azelia estate is a Barolo lover's secret – though the estate is not a high-profile one, proprietor Luigi Scavino is cousin of Enrico Scavino of the Paolo Scavino estate, and shares ownership of the famed Fiasco hill with him, in addition to the San Rocco holdings in Serralunga. This 16 hectare estate is planted to Nebbiolo, Barbera and Dolcetto. Luigi and wife Lorella still maintain some tradition in the cellar, with the greatest focus and efforts expended on vineyard management. Their San Rocco" is a muscular, characterful wine – the Scavinos were the first to establish this as an important cru. In total, the estate produces about 6,000 cases per year.

Vineyard Management: Azelia's vineyard management program under Agronomist Nicola Algamante focuses on integrated pest management and integrated disease control in the vineyards. The number of pest-control treatments is reduced to a minimum, and copper- and sulfur-based products are mainly utilized. Soil analysis is carried out every two years and organic fertilizers are used when needed. Cover crops are sown between the rows of vines, the grass is mowed and the soil is not tilled (the turf is left in place). There is very careful use of SO2 in the wines.

"This historic winery run by the Scavino family concentrates on quality." – Gambero Rosso
"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

Questions

No questions posted yet about this item.

Reviews

Be the first to reivew this item!