Azelia - Barolo, Bricco Fiasco, Castiglione Falletto MAGNUM 2004 6/1500ml

Classification
Red
Country
Italy
Appellation
Barolo DOCG
Varietals
Nebbiolo
Producer
Azelia
Farming
Organic
Bottle Size
1500ml
Vintage
2004
Bottles/Case
6
Max Rating
94
$1260
Azelia - Barolo, Bricco Fiasco, Castiglione Falletto MAGNUM 2004 6/1500ml

Classification
Red
Country
Italy
Appellation
Barolo DOCG
Varietals
Nebbiolo
Producer
Azelia
Farming
Organic
Bottle Size
1500ml
Vintage
2004
Bottles/Case
6
Max Rating
94
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: 94 The estate’s 2004 Barolo Bricco Fiasco is made in a slightly sweeter, but more linear, style than the Margheria. It reveals a concentrated expression of the hallmark qualities of this Castiglione Falletto vineyard in its perfumed aromatics, ripe red cherries, menthol and baking spices. With air the wine turns more muscular as it gains volume and depth in the glass. This is a beautiful and refined Bricco Fiasco from proprietor Luigi Scavino. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2024.

Readers looking for a first-rate Barolo producer whose pricing has remained very fair need look no further than the wines of Azelia and proprietor Luigi Scavino. These are among my favorite wines to drink, especially in restaurants, where they don’t suffer from the larger markups that accompany some of the region’s better known bottlings. - Antonio Galloni

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