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

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Azelia 'Margheria' Barolo 2013
95  Vinous Media 
Wine Spectator 95 "The cherry and plum flavors are buried in a dense matrix of tannins, shaded by tobacco, leather, tar and iron notes. Linear and persistent on the finish, if less expressive at this stage than its peers. Best from 2021 through 2040. 566 cases made. –BS"  Vinous Media 95 "The
Item Number: 27406

Azelia 'Bricco Fiasco' Barolo 2012
95  James Suckling 
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
Item Number: 21583
Case: $707.40

Azelia 'San Rocco' Barolo 2013
95  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 95 "Another highlight in this range, the 2013 Barolo San Rocco is utterly beguiling. The bouquet alone is striking, but it is the wine's total balance that is most appealing today. Tasted next to the Margheria, the San Rocco is deeper, darker and more overtly powerful, with a greater

Azelia Barolo 2013
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "Bright ripe-strawberry aromas with hints of cedar and spices. Floral. Full body, round and velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Clean. Why wait? Generous. Publish Date: Sunday, February 19, 2017"  About the Wine Made from Nebbiolo grapes grown in calcareous, clayey marl

Azelia 'San Rocco' Barolo 2011
95  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 95 "As it usually is, the 2011 Barolo San Rocco is the darkest and richest of the Azelia Barolos, but it too is quite polished in this vintage. Dark red cherries, licorice, spices and new leather flesh out in a Barolo that shows the depth of Serralunga, but with gorgeous mid-palate

Azelia 'Margheria' Barolo 2011
96  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 96 “Iron, smoke, spices, rose petal, lavender and mint meld into a core of dark red fruit in the 2011 Barolo Margheria. Here, too, the style is all about finesse, nuance and complexity. Firm tannins convey an overall impression of classicism. The Margheria is the most classic of the

Azelia Barolo 2011
94  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94 "Fascinating aromas of iron, terra cotta and dried fruits. Full body, with chewy tannins and a juicy finish. Muscular yet polished Barolo. Better in 2018. Better than 2010"  Vinous Media 90 "Azelia's 2011 Barolo is a delicious entry-level offering. Sweet red cherry, plum,

Azelia Barolo 2003
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 "Aromas of plum and Indian spices follow through to a full-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a flavorful finish. A bit chewy now. But all there. Best after 2010. 1,170 cases made. –JS"  Vinous Media 88 "Azelia's 2003 Barolo, a medium red, comes across as clenched and

Azelia 'Bricco Fiasco' Barolo 2010
95  Wine Spectator 
Vinous 97 "Azelia's 2010 Barolo Bricco Fiasco is incredibly polished in this vintage. Dried roses, crushed berries, tobacco, mint and spices are woven together in a fabric of nearly indescribable class and elegance. The ferrous notes and massive tannins typical of this Barolo are nearly completely

Azelia Barolo 2005
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 "Wonderful aromas of ripe berries and spices, such as nutmeg. Full-bodied, with chewy, polished tannins, layers of fruit and hints of new wood. Balanced and complex. Best after 2012. 980 cases made. " ~ JS  Wine Advocate 90  "The 2005 Barolo is simply beautiful. Sweet layers of

Azelia 'San Rocco' Barolo 2005
95  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 95"Shows ripe strawberry aromas, with sandalwood and violet. Full-bodied, with big, juicy and velvety tannins. Round and beautiful. Long and flavorful. Complex. Best after 2013. 510 cases made."

Azelia Barolo 2009
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "The 2009 Barolo shows broad shoulders and a fascinating bouquet woven together by tones of dried fruits and fig, polished river stone, light shadings of spice and licorice. Like many wines of the vintage the tannins are already smooth and silky at this young stage in the wine’s

Azelia 'San Rocco' Barolo 2008
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95 "The 2008 Barolo San Rocco bursts from the glass with an exciting melange of dark fruit, mocha, tar, smoke and licorice. The San Rocco is much more full-bodied and overtly intense than the Margheria in what is a very classic expression of this Serralunga site. Dark fruit, smoke,

Azelia 'Margheria' Barolo Nebbiolo 2008
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "The 2008 Barolo Margheria opens with a sweet, inviting bouquet redolent of hard candy, flowers, mint and licorice. Deceptively medium in body, the Margheria packs quite a bit of punch, even if that isn’t totally obvious at the outset. Layers of dark fruit flow through to a

Azelia 'Barolo' Nebbiolo 2008
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93 "Sweet fruit is the overarching theme in this lush red. Cherry, raspberry, eucalyptus, iron and tea flavors combine with the well- integrated structure as this glides to an aftertaste of cherry and iron. Best from 2014 through 2026.—B.S."  " This full-bodied wine has a garnet

Azelia 'San Rocco' Barolo Nebbiolo 2007
96  Robert Parker 
 Robert Parker 96 "All of the elements come together beautifully in the 2007 Barolo San Rocco, a wine that captures the essence of this great vintage as seen through the lens of one of Serralungas top sites. A dark, sensual Barolo, the San Rocco offers up a compelling array of blueberries,

Azelia 'Bricco Fiasco' Barolo Nebbiolo 2007
96  Robert Parker 
 Robert Parker 96 "The estates 2007 Barolo Bricco Fiasco shows the radiant personality of the vintage while maintaining considerable freshness. Fiasco is a vineyard that typically presents firm tannins, but in 2007 the warmth of the year has given the wine an extra dimension of plumpness to the

Azelia 'Margheria' Barolo 2007
96  Robert Parker 
 Robert Parker 96 "The 2007 Barolo Margheria was raised in cask and reveals a slightly more classic side of Nebbiolo. Sweet floral herbs, tobacco, geranium and wild flowers emerge from the bouquet. The firm yet well-integrated tannins frame a core of fruit loaded with Serralunga character, leading

Azelia 'Barolo' Nebbiolo 2006
93  Wine Spectator 
 Wine Spectator 93 "Bright with cherry and floral aromas and flavors, this red also reveals spice and mineral elements. Its tannins are dense and dusty, yet a sweetness prevails as this plays out on the cranberry-tinged finish. "  "This full-bodied wine has a garnet red core with a pink rim, and

Azelia 'Bricco Fiasco' Barolo 2004
94  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 94 "The estates 2004 Barolo Bricco Fiasco is made in a slightly sweeter, but more linear, style than the Margheria. It reveals a concentrated expression of the hallmark qualities of this Castiglione Falletto vineyard in its perfumed aromatics, ripe red cherries, menthol and baking

Azelia 'San Rocco' Barolo 2001
95  Wine Spectator 
 Wine Spectator 95 "Very concentrated and complex on the nose with blackberry, dark chocolate and toasted oak aromas. Full-bodied and very ripe, with loads of fruit and a long, caressing finish. A powerful and rich wine. Builds on the palate. Best after 2009. - Spectator"  Robert Parker 93

Azelia 'Bricco Fiasco' Barolo 2001
93  Wine Spectator 
 Wine Spectator 93 "A soft and ripe red with plum and berry character and just a hint of meat. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long finish. "  Robert Parker 92 "As the 2001 Barolo Bricco Fiasco is poured, notes of licorice and menthol jump out of the glass. Showing a darker color than

Azelia Barolo 2001
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91"Bright blackberry and cherry aromas here with hints of minerals. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, caressing finish. Extremely well-crafted. Best after 2008. 880 cases made. –JS"