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Azelia - Dolcetto d'Alba, Bricco dell'Oriolo 2015

Information

  • Country: Italy
  • Wine Region: Piedmont
  • Wine Area: Dolcetto d'Alba
  • Wine Maker: Luigi Scavino
  • Grape: Dolcetto
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 12.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now-2017
Duty/Vat Paid
Minimum Qty: (6 btls)
VS: 89 (2015)

Wine tasting notes

Floral, juicy soft cherry fruit, clear vivid flavours interspersed with touches of herb and spice. A little more bodied and complex than most Dolcettos whilst keeping its lightness of touch and vitality. A single vineyard wine from one of the region’s best zones for Dolcetto; Montelupo. Here the altitude and full south exposure result in uniquely fine, opulent and fragrant Dolcetto. The vines are 45 years old which adds further complexity and intensity to the wine. One of the very best Dolcettos there is.

Winery Information

Azelia

Luigi Scavino, cousin and neighbour of Piemonte legend Enrico Scavino, is typical of the modern Piedmont producer: no expense is spared as new oak is used for the top wines, yields are low and the sparkling new fermenting vats are of stainless steel. He produces a superb Dolcetto planted at 500 metres above sea level on a south facing slope and his oak-aged Barbera is extremely fine too. All of his Nebbiolo holdings are spread out over the Castiglione Falletto and Serralunga regions where the.. read more

Expert Reviews

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2015)89 pts

Azelia's 2015 Dolcetto d'Alba Bricco dell'Oriolo is soft, open-knit and easy to drink now. The high altitude of these vineyards at 600 meters yields a restrained, perfumed Dolcetto with bright fruit and floral notes, along with mid-weight structure. -- Antonio Galloni