Azelia – Barolo Riserva Bricco Voghera – 2010

The real jewel of the production is depicted by this label, a rare example of Barolo produced only when the vintages are unforgettable. Bricco Voghera is a Cru in Serralunga d’Alba, calcareous and compact soils, Azelia has always owned vineyards here where the real secret is the vines from 95 to 104 years of age with very low yields that also thanks to the southern exposure result in wines out of the norm in complexity. Selected grapes that are vinified with submerged cap for 60 days in steel tanks, aging is then done in large wooden barrels for 60 months followed by another 60 months in the bottle. The beauty of 2900 bottles produced, hints of underbrush with notes of plum and violets that evolve into chocolate in the minutes, in the mouth it is generous but firm with round tannins that end in a finish of wonderful freshness.

  • Producer: Azelia di Luigi Scavino
  • Name: Barolo Riserva Bricco Voghera
  • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Alcohol Content: 14,5%
  • Bottle Size: 750ml
  • Production: 2900 bottles

Productive Notes: submerged cap vinification for 60 days in steel tanks. Aged for 60 months in large oak barrels and 60 months in bottle.

Wine naturally contains solphites

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Description

A century-long history in Langa that of Azelia, a winery founded in 1920 in Castiglione Falletto by Cavalier Lorenzo Scavino when he began the first vinifications from the family vineyards. Beginning with his son Alfonso, bottling began for local sales, finding appreciation for the remarkable quality of the wines, but it was only in the 1990s that Luigi and Lorella Scavino along with then son Lorenzo took the brand to an international level. Continuing to be family-run with 5 generations succeeding each other, the winery now owns 16 hectares with a production of 85000 bottles per year and a superlative interpretation of Barolo that makes it an unfailing and sought-after pawn in any selection. Their vines have an average age of 70 years where the vineyards stand between the towns of Castiglione Falletto and Serralunga d’Alba, two towns so close, but completely different in soil type: the former is rich in sands giving finesse and aromas to the wine, the latter has the presence of limestone and blue marls giving harder and more tannic wines. The wine is still made in the “old way,” very low yields with manual selection of berries, careful work in the vineyard with natural methods, long submerged cap macerations are adopted in the cellar to have a delicate extraction, aging in mainly Large barrels and maximum respect for time, the wines come out on the market only when they are ready. What is great can be seen in all these details.

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