Paolo Scavino

"Enrico Scavino and his two daughters, Enrica and Elisa, continue to produce outstanding Barolos year in and year out." – Wine Spectator

"The Scavino family (Enrico and his daughters Enrica and Elisa) carry forth an important family legacy with a wide range of cru-specific wines that brilliantly exhibit individual styles." – Wine Advocate

The most remarkable thing about Enrico Scavino is that even today, this man ever longs to make better Barolo. Generations at the helm of his family estate, founded in 1921, have already proven him a leader in the qualitative advances that have occurred in the Barolo area. And yet, he has never stopped the experimentation that has always kept him on the avant-garde of the Langhe area. He continues to vinify his wines parcel by parcel, taking advantage of these small fermentations to try to make better wines. In fact, in 2007 Enrico has even designed and fabricated his own fermentation vessel, used exclusively on his Barolo, to improve the finesse of extraction from his nebbiolo. Now with his daughters Elisa and Enrica working with him full-time, it would seem possible for this statesman--contemporary of Domenico Clerico and Elio Altare--to take a step back. Instead, Enrico's passion is further bolstered by the presence of the next generation! And speaking of family, I'd be remiss not to mention that Enrico's first cousin and neighbor is Luigi Scavino of Azelia fame. Alfonso, father of Luigi, and his brother Paolo, father to Enrico, divided ownership of the 11 hectare Scavino farm in the 1950s, giving each an equal share of the famed Fiasco hill.

Castiglione Falletto lies in the very heart of the Barolo area -- its soils are of both tortonian and helvetian origins, stratified amongst each other. In other words, crus in Castiglione like Bric del Fiasc (or even Bricco Boschis for that matter) combine the elegance of Barolo and La Morra with the power of Serralunga and Monforte! The first vintage of Bric del Fiasc was 1978--as a Barolo Riserva--hence the release this year of the 30 year anniversary Bric del Fiasc Riserva 2008 (AG:97+). But Enrico never closed his eyes to the beauty of the neighboring communes: in 1985 he signed a long-term lease on a small parcel in Cannubi in Barolo. Next, in 1990, he acquired a piece of the famed Rocche Annunziata cru in La Morra. In 2002, with the help of Domenico Clerico, he purchased a piece of Bricco Ambrogio, the most renown vineyard in the commune of Roddi. And most recently in 2007 he added a piece of Monviglero, considered the grand cru of Verduno.

Winemaking at the estate has evolved over time--but the one constant, even from the days of Enrica and Elisa's grandfather, was hygiene: the cleanliness of the winery and health of the grapes remain paramount. Technology has had its influence: Enrico recalls working the vineyards with oxen and horses, and said of the purchase of his first tractor "I couldn't have been happier if my father had gifted me a Ferrari!" In 1993, rotofermentors arrived at the estate, and between 1996-1999, Slavonian casks were replaced with French oak--but barriques here were always and only used for the first 10 months of aging to help fix color before the wines were transferred to larger oak botti. The percentage of new oak has been much reduced from a height of 30% from the 1990s to 2004, to only 20% new from 2004 – 2008, 17% new in 2011 & 2012, and for the 2015 harvest they have even reduced to a further 14% new. Quality control is crucial. Scavino could make more wine--but the estate chooses to sell off from 10-30% of the production in bulk to maintain their super high standards. This small family farm--which essentially started with 5.5 hectares--now manages 29 hectares of vineyards, and regularly finds itself classified amongst the other top estates of the region.

The Skurnik Family is most excited to welcome Scavino back to our portfolio--tasting through the wines this fall was even more exciting than we could have imagined. And from that moment, we knew that their proper place was in our portfolio.

A word on Scavino Barolo....
All of the wines are subject to scrupulous care of the vineyards in order to grow healthy and high quality grapes. Yields are limited. Vinification and aging are the same for all of the non-riserva Barolo to emphasize the terroir of each site. Each cru & sub-cru is vinified separately in stainless steel. Native yeasts, temperature control during fermentation, 8 – 12 days maceration, 20 – 30 days of alcoholic fermentation. Selection of the best performing plots during the first year of aging. The under acheiving ones, depending on the vintage, are sold off in bulk. Aging 10 months in neutral French oak barrels, then 12 months in large casks, 10 months in stainless steel, 10 months in bottle before sale.

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Paolo Scavino Vino Rosso da Tavola 2018
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 "Black currant, violet and rosemary settle nicely into the succulent texture of this red. Firm and elegant, yet shows intensity and fine length. Nebbiolo, Merlot, Barbera and Dolcetto. Drink now through 2024. 1,500 cases made, 500 cases imported. –BS"  The Wine Rosso is a blend
Item Number: 32992
Case: $179.40

Paolo Scavino Barolo 2015
James Suckling 94 " I’m loving the combination of dried cranberries and incense with fresh rose petals and fruit tea. While the tannins are firm and serious, the medium-to full-bodied palate remains supple and elegant. Drink in 2021."  About the Wine This Barolo represents the history and
Item Number: 32281
Case: $443.40

Paolo Scavino Nebbiolo 2017
The Wine 100% Nebbiolo from two single vineyards in the village of La Morra, Bricco Manescotto and Annunziata, which accentuate the more ethereal and finer Nebbiolo’s aromatics and structure. These crus, that could be potentially used for Barolo, are declassified and the grapes vinified and aged to
Item Number: 31784
Case: $239.40

Paolo Scavino 'Bric Del Flasc' Barolo 2014
Wine Enthusiast 97 # 24 Cellar Selection Top 100 "This dazzling red opens with enticing scents of rose petal, blue flower, wild berry and a whiff of camphor. Elegantly structured, the polished, full-bodied palate delivers succulent Morello cherry and raspberry compote, while licorice, tobacco and
Item Number: 30818
Case: $875.40

Paolo Scavino 'Cannubi' Barolo 2014
96  James Suckling 
James Suckling 96 "This is very chewy and powerful for a 2014 with a linear and long tannin structure that runs right down the center of the wine. Medium- to full-bodied, long and rich. A top 2014 Barolo. Try in 2022. Publish Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018"  The Wine The grandest of Grand Cru!?
Item Number: 28936
Case: $911.40

Paolo Scavino 'Carobric' Barolo 2011
95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95 "This is ultra-refined with rose petal, light chocolate and plum character. Full body, fine tannins and a soft and caressing finish. Very beautiful wine. Better in 2018."  Vinous Media 93 "Dark red cherry, plum, spice, tobacco and underbrush are some of the many notes that
Item Number: 20715

Paolo Scavino Nebbiolo 2016
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "Enrico Scavino is very happy with this wine and says its the best vintage he has ever made. I tend to agree. The 2016 Langhe Nebbiolo offers a very encouraging glimpse of the quality fruit to come (2016 Barolo should be fantastic). The grapes were harvested very late and this of

Paolo Scavino Barolo 2014
93  James Suckling 
Wine Spectator 93 WS TOP 100 2018 Rank 88 "This starts out with plenty of cherry, plum and orange peel flavors, offset by iron, eucalyptus and tobacco accents. The finish is rustic, with the tannins flexing their muscles, yet this comes together in the end. A wine for the long haul. Best from 2023

Paolo Scavino 'Bric Del Flasc' Barolo 2013
97  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 97 "Red berry, blue flower, crushed herb and exotic spice aromas unfold in the glass. Elegant, structured and delicious, the full-bodied palate delivers red cherry and licorice, chopped mint alongside bright acidity and firm, refined tannins. It's impeccably balanced and will age

Paolo Scavino Nebbiolo 2015
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92+ "The excellent 2015 Langhe Nebbiolo sees fruit sourced from two vineyards in La Morra (Bricco Manescotto and Annunziata). These are two parcels on the same hill but on opposite sides. This is a refined and elegant expression of Nebbiolo with more substance and sophistication than

Paolo Scavino 'Bricco Ambrogio' Barolo 2013
96  James Suckling 
Wine Spectator 96 "Enticing aromas of flowers, cherry, strawberry and wild herbs rise from this harmonious, graceful red. Supple despite a firm underlying structure, with finesse and an aftertaste that unfolds like a lazy summer afternoon.”  James Suckling 96 "Intense aromas of stones, slate,

Paolo Scavino Barolo 2013
95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95 "Wow. Love the perfumes to this with plums, cherries and hints of flowers. Full body, chewy tannins, polish and precision. Relatively delicate finish. Drink in 2018."  Wine Enthusiast 94 Best of the Best 2017 "This Barolo represents the history and tradition of blending

Paolo Scavino 'Bric Del Flasc' Barolo 2007
96  Vinous Media 
Wine Advocate 96 "Smoke, tar, freshly cut flowers, new leather and licorice are some of the aromas and flavors that emerge from the 2007 Barolo Bric del Fiasc. The 2007 is an opulent, explosive Bric del Fiasc that flows with marvelous density, richness and power. The wine captures all of the best

Paolo Scavino Barolo 2012
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 "A soft and velvety red with round and soft tannins. Plum and dark chocolate flavors. Extremely long and balanced. A joyous red. Drink now or hold."  "This Barolo has a special value for our family and represents the history and tradition of blending different cru of Barolo. 

Paolo Scavino Barolo 2011
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93 "This red is marked by sweet cherry, strawberry, licorice and spice flavors. The tannins are evenly matched and offer support, even as they expand on the long finish. Shows excellent potential. Best from 2019 through 2033. 2,357 cases made. –BS"   "This Barolo has a special

Paolo Scavino Rocche dell Ann Riserva Barolo 2008
97  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 97+ "The 2008 Barolo Riserva Rocche dell’Annunziata possesses striking inner perfume, beautifully detailed fruit and gorgeous textural elegance. Sweet red berries, flowers and mint are some of the nuances that emerge from this finely sculpted Barolo. Once again, the Rocche is all

Paolo Scavino 'Carobric' Barolo 2010
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94 "Offers classic aromas and flavors of rose, peony, raspberry, licorice and tar, with excellent depth and fine complexity. A rich earthiness develops and the tannins remain refined as this glides to a long aftertaste. The grip on the finish shows potential. Best from 2018 through

Paolo Scavino 'Bricco Ambrogio' Barolo 2010
96  Wine Spectator 
Wine spectator 96 "Juicy and packed with cherry, black currant, violet, licorice and spice flavors, riding a wave of vibrant acidity. Tannins lend sup- port, allowing this to cruise to a long aftertaste, courtesy of the driving acidity. Best from 2018 through 2032. From Italy. " ~ B.S.  Wine

Paolo Scavino 'Cannubi' Barolo 2010
96  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 96 "Perfumed and forthcoming, exhibiting violet, cherry, raspberry and spice notes. Harmonious and elegant, with firm, underly- ing tannins and a tightly knit structure. This should develop and become more complex with time. Terrific finish. Best from 2017 through 2032. From Italy. "

Paolo Scavino 'Bric Del Flasc' Barolo 2010
100  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 100 Cellar Selection "If a wine can truly be perfect, this is it. Displaying power, grace, depth and complexity, this Barolo delivers sublime Nebbiolo sensations including rose, underbrush, red cherry, leather, licorice, bak- ing spices, clove, white pepper and balsamic notes. The

Paolo Scavino Barolo 2010
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "The 2010 Barolo is sourced from five or six vineyards in Castiglione Falletto and Barolo. This is a gorgeous wine with a silky entry and loads of elegant fruit, cassis, licorice, tar and cola. There’s a real sense of energy and zest in the mouth that is not just due to the

Paolo Scavino 'Carobric' Barolo 2000 1.5L
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94"Wonderfully fresh and floral, with strawberry, raspberry and cut cedar aromas. Full-bodied, with refined tannins and a clean, fresh finish. Builds on the palate. Very elegant and long. Not quite the 1997 or 1995, but clearly outstanding. Best after 2008. 1,945 cases made." ~J.S.

Paolo Scavino 'Carobric' Barolo 2003
95  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 95 (Top 100 2007) "Offers loads of plum, fresh basil and flowers on the nose. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long, long finish. Very rich and layered. Fabulous. This is a selection from three vineyards, Rocche di Castiglione, Cannubi and Bric d?l Fiasc, which gives balance and

Paolo Scavino Riserva Barolo Rocche Annunziata 2001
97  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 97"Big and opulent on the nose, with blackberry, earth and spice and just a hint of cedary cigar box. Full-bodied, with a solid core of ripe fruit and velvety tannins. It goes on and on. Muscular. Best after 2009. 250 cases made" ~J.S.

Paolo Scavino Riserva Barolo Rocche Annunziata 2000
99  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 99 "The nose is pure, freshly crushed berries and cherries with lilacs. Full-bodied and very, very concentrated, with big, ripe, powerful tannins, but it's all in harmony and length. Layers of fabulous fruit. It's just a baby. Wait and watch it grow up into something amazing. Best