Azelia - Barolo, Bricco Fiasco, Castiglione Falletto MAGNUM 2001 6/1500ml

Classification
Red
Country
Italy
Appellation
Barolo DOCG
Varietals
Nebbiolo
Producer
Azelia
Farming
Organic
Bottle Size
1500ml
Vintage
2001
Bottles/Case
6
$1380
Azelia - Barolo, Bricco Fiasco, Castiglione Falletto MAGNUM 2001 6/1500ml
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
• Allen Meadows' Burghound.com: 0 The 2001 Barolo Bricco Fiasco is one of the most impressive wines in this ten-year retrospective of the 2001 Baroli. The Bricco Fiasco remains vibrant, fresh and beautifully delineated from start to finish. Bright flowers, ripe red cherries, mint and iron flow onto the palate in this gorgeous, totally impeccable Barolo. The 2001 doesn’t taste or feel that much different than it did as a young wine. There is plenty of energy and focus for the 2001 to make it to its 20th birthday. If opened today the wine needs at least a few hours of air for the tannins to soften. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023.

One of the major goals of the modern school of Barolo was to make wines that were approacchable young, but that could also age. In my opinion there are three producers who consistently achieved that goal at a high level; Luciano Sandrone, Elio Altare and Luigi Scavino of Azelia. Of these growers, Scavino is the least well known, and because of that, his wines remain favorably priced. In case readers are wondering, I don’t place Luigi Scavino’s cousin Enrico in the same category only because his wines never strike me as being approachable young. Both of the Azelia Baroli were aged in French oak barrels, 25% new. - Antonio Galloni
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