2015 Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric del Fiasc DOCG
Paolo Scavino, an Italian winery of unprecedented class, produced this fantastic Barolo Bric del Fiasc. In the Fiasc vineyard, the Tortonian and Helvetian soils (white-gray limestone and yellow-gray sandstone) intersect and combine great finesse and power. The vineyard is seen as one of the most complex terroirs, probably due to its central location in the Barolo region. This Bric del Fiasc Barolo fully represents the classical expression of the Nebbiolo that quietly needs the time to develop all its complexity. This powerful, juicy and muscular wine full of complexity has a beautiful deep red color and solid wood tones. The texture of this Barolo is its texture: earthy impressions, density of fruit, lively and refined tannins. Beautiful structure supported by a pleasant acidity. On the nose complex, mineral and balsamic-like with the typical tones of small red fruit (cherry, blackberry) and licorice for this wine.
Just like many other wines from this winery, this Barolo also received an excellent Parker rating of 94 points (volume 2014)
This wine goes well with red meat (grilled / roasted), lamb, fur game and cheeses that are rich and powerful in taste.
The Nebbiolo grapes (the noble grape of Italy) used for this delicious wine are picked early October. Fermentation on stainless steel follows later. The malolactic fermentation takes place in oak barrels and then a 12-month lag on French barriques. The wine then remains in large French oak barrels for 12 months before bottling. Finally, another year of aging in the bottle.
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Paolo Scavino winery is a historic winery in the Italian region of Barolo. It was founded in Castiglione Falletto in 1921 by Lorenzo Scavino and his son Paolo. Agriculture has always been a family tradition and passion of the Scavino family.
Now Enrico Scavino runs the family domain together with his daughters Enrica and Elisa, the 4th generation. He already worked in the winery in 1951 when he was only 10 years old. A young winemaker who has inherited the passion and dedication of his country. Through more than 60 years of experience, his focus has been on investing in Nebbiolo's major cru to demonstrate the uniqueness of each terroir. The working method of this beautiful winery is inspired by the love and respect they have for their terroirs. Their pursuit of purity of expression, complexity and elegance for their wines is also a great source of inspiration. The winery works with the 3 local grapes Dolcetto, Barbera and Nebbiolo.
Paolo Scavino winery owns 29 hectares in the Barolo area, and works on 20 historic Barolo crus in Castiglione Falletto, Barolo, La Morra, Novello, Serralunga d'Alba, Verduno and Roddi. The Scavino family stands out for their meticulous care of the vineyards and their passion for the terroir. They focus on the care of the vines in order to grow ripe and healthy grapes. When making the wine, minimal interventions are pursued to preserve the natural diversity of the terroir.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|James Suckling rating||96|
|Tasting Profiles||Earthy, Rustic, Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Red fruit, Tannines|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe|