Azelia - Barolo, Bricco Fiasco, Castiglione Falletto 2016 12/750ml

Classification
Red
Country
Italy
Producer
Azelia
Farming
Organic
Bottle Size
750ml
Vintage
2016
Bottles/Case
12
$816
Azelia - Barolo, Bricco Fiasco, Castiglione Falletto 2016 12/750ml

Classification
Red
Country
Italy
Producer
Azelia
Farming
Organic
Bottle Size
750ml
Vintage
2016
Bottles/Case
12
Highlights
• Scavino family's flagship cru Barolo from 85 year old vines in Castiglione Falletto
• Old vines, altitude and calcerous soils produce a highly fragrant, elegant and silky wine
• Uncommon value for top tier Barolo; only 600 cases produced
Varietals
Nebbiolo
Vineyard
Historic Bricco del Fiasco vineyard; 275m elevation; vines planted in 1940s produce small, concentrated bunches
Farming
Organic
Vinification
Hand-picked, fermented in vertical stainless steel tanks with native yeasts, macerated with submerged cap for 45/50 days, racked by gravity, no fining or filtering
Aging
24 months in French oak barrels, 10% new
Reviews
• Robert Parker: 96 Of the four single-vineyard wines presented by Azelia, this is the only one that draws its fruit from Castiglione Falletto. The other three see fruit from Serralunga d'Alba. It makes sense then that the 2016 Barolo Bricco Fiasco marches to the beat of its own drum when compared to its siblings in this portfolio. This wine is set apart by the precision of its aromas and not by the overt power that you get in Serralunga d'Alba. Instead, you get linear and direct aromas of wild cherry, dried blueberry, smoke, licorice and crushed limestone. This Bricco Fiasco is beautifully assembled, elegant and laser-focused. Luigi Scavino's grandfather planted this vineyard in the 1940s, and the average age of the plants is 85 years old today. The site has more sand in its soils compared to Serralunga d'Alba, and this explains the bright fruity and sometimes floral characteristics of the wine. This is a 5,800-bottle release.
• JamesSuckling.com: 96 Fresh flowers with strawberries and cedar throughout this. It’s medium-to full-bodied with a very compact palate of tannins that melt into the wine with freshness and brightness. Linear and deep. Drink in 2023 and onwards.
• Wine Spectator: 96 Scented aromas of rose, cherry, strawberry and currant are the hallmarks of this elegant Barolo, which is grounded by underlying hints of tar and iron, while the lively structure shows fine integration. Long and resonant on the finish. Best from 2022 through 2042. 480 cases made, 150 cases imported. — BS
• Vinous / Antonio Galloni: 96 The 2016 Barolo Bricco Fiasco is a glorious wine. Sweet red cherry, mint, iron, rose petal and blood orange are some of the many aromas and flavors that grace this exquisite, beautifully layered Barolo. A wine of subtlety, nuance and grace, the 2016 has so much to offer. I don't remember ever tasting a Bricco Fiasco with this level of finesse and nuance. Two thousand sixteen is the first vintage in which the Bricco Fiasco is aged part in cask and part in barrique. All I can say is: Wow!
Write a Review