2015 Paolo Scavino Barolo Prapò DOCG

94.95 78.47
Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Piemonte
Appellation Barolo
Winery Paolo Scavino
Year 2015
Grape Nebbiolo
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14.5%)
Drink window 2021 - 2043
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The unprecedentedly beautiful winery Paolo Scavino has launched 2 new vintage 2015 wines, and this is one of them. This promising Barolo Prapò comes from the vineyard of the same name in the village of Serralunga d'Alba. The soil in Serralunga d'Alba is the oldest in the Barolo region and belongs to the Formazioni di Lequio that originated 11-12 million years ago during the Serravallian period. The yellowish and reddish sand is combined with layers of silky, grayish marl. When the winery bought the plot it was surrounded by other vineyards and it remained uncharted for many years. They worked the land with care and passion and then allowed the plot to rest for almost 2 years before it was planted again in the spring of 2010.

Enrico, the father of Lorenzo and Paolo, has dedicated the grafting of rootstocks of the best vines from the Scavino vineyards (the less powerful, with looser bunches and smaller berries) and thus new vines were created. Thanks to their genetics, they will be able to express the qualities and personality of the vineyard itself much better. The vineyard is situated on a hill with a south-southeastern expoxure with an accented slope that is a maximum of 370 m high. Although the vineyard is sunny all day (especially in the morning), it is never sultry because of the height and the open hill.

The grapes for this Barolo were harvested by hand in the second part of October and then stalked and gently crushed. Maceration and alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel at a controlled temperature with the naturally occurring yeasts. Malolactic conversion into 225 L barrels during the winter follows. Aging: 10 months in neutral French oak barrels and then 12 months in large barrels. Finally 10 months in stainless steel followed by 10 months bottle aging.

The Prapò is therefore a new wine from winery Scavino that already has many Barolo of exceptional quality to its name, so that promises something. Although Barolo from Serralunga has always been described as fairly austere, we find many elements of softness and elegance in the Prapò. It is a deep wine, characterized by an intense garnet red color, dark fruit such as figs and black cherries, and spicy notes such as nutmeg and black pepper. The texture is dense, rich and charming with full tannins.

Our advice: leave this wine alone for a few years and then enjoy this wonderful barolo even more.

The wine goes well with red meat (grilled / roasted), lamb, and game dishes.

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Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Piemonte
Appellation Barolo
Winery Paolo Scavino
Grape Nebbiolo
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2015
Drinking as of 2021
Drinking till 2043
Alcohol % 14.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 95
James Suckling rating 94
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Rustic, Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Red fruit, Tannines
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe
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