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Paolo Scavino’s 2010 Barolos

Paolo Scavino owns 56 acres scattered among the most prestigious crus of the Barolo district. They produce highly sought after wines of exceptional quality that star on top restaurant wine lists throughout the world. Here is an opportunity to try three of the finest wines of Barolo in a mixed 6-pack from the cool 2010 vintage which produced “transparent, vibrant Barolos that pulsate with tension, crystalline purity and site-specific nuance.” Italian wine authority Antonio Galloni claims, “…2010 is the greatest young Barolo vintage I have tasted in 18 years of visiting the region and a lifetime of buying, cellaring and drinking these wines.”

Third generation winemaker Enrico Scavino is the heart and soul of this historic estate founded in 1921 by Lorenzo Scavino and his son Paolo. Rigorous care of the vineyards and passion for terroir has always been a family tradition and Enrico’s daughters, Enrica and Elisa, are joining their father in the pursuit of expression, complexity and elegance in all of their wines. As with most all winemakers at this level, the Scavino’s core belief is in superior grapes over anything that’s done in the cellar. Thus, the focus is on the cultivation of the vines to produce the best fruit possible.

Significant strides in viticulture and winemaking have made today’s young Barolos more approachable than they have ever been. We suggest a mixed 6-pack of Paolo Scavino’s Barolos that includes two single-vineyard wines as well as one blend for a fascinating peek into the 2010 vintage.

2 bottles – Bric del Fiasc (96 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate)
The first single vineyard expression made by Scavino in 1978. The famous Tortonian and Helvetian soils of Barolo are intertwined in the Fiasco vineyard creating a complex terroir. A classic expression of Nebbiolo that will develop over the next couple decades.

2 bottlesSOLD OUT – Barolo Carobric (91 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate)
A mix of three crus (Cannubi, Rocche di Castiglione and Bric del Fiasc), Carobric is focused and precise with great fruit intensity and a vibrant length.

2 bottlesSOLD OUT – Barolo Bricco Ambrogio (94 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate)
Enrico Scavino purchased this little-known, 10 acre, south-facing vineyard in 2001. It has since lived up to its potential and then some. Floral aromatics over a balanced and silky core.

 

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Posted on 2015.02.04 in Italy, Piedmont, Special Selections

 

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