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2013 Azelia Barolo MargheriaNebbiolo from Italy

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"In 2004 Luigi decided to age part of this Cru in large casks: an exemplary work. From it, Margheria takes its best from itself. A vineyard of rare beauty. Entirely facing so...

  • 95 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
  • 95 Wine Spectator
  • 94 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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95

"The 2013 Barolo Margheria shows its typically high-toned, aromatic profile. Scents of lavender, sage, mint, leather and earthiness meld into a core of dark stone fruits. Veins of bright acidity and salinity give the flavors an extra kick of brightness on the finish. The relatively high-altitude of this site and the limestone-rich soils yield a brilliant, salivating Barolo. The Margheria was aged in cask."

95 Wine Spectator

Cherry and plum flavors are buried in a dense matrix of tannins, shaded by tobacco, leather, tar and iron notes. Linear and persistent on the finish, if less expressive at this stage than its peers. Best from 2021 through 2040.

94 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"This vineyard is located in Serralunga d'Alba, where the soils are rich with clay and limestone. Vines are 50 years old, on average. The 2013 Barolo Margheria is a terrific wine with broad shoulders and a fully loaded, exuberant personality. The bouquet is dark and gristly in places with aromas of dark cherry followed by smoked bacon fat and cured tobacco. These are classic characteristics of this vineyard site, and they come through with absolute clarity in this classic vintage. There is a pronounced mineral note of campfire ash and pencil shaving as well.

The family of Luigi Scavino is extremely pleased with the 2013 vintage, as well they should be. This estate, based in Castiglione Falletto with important vineyard sites in Serralunga d'Alba, has produced some very enticing and exciting results. These are classic expressions of Nebbiolo with marked structure and complexity. But you also feel the pinch of the extra acidity that will enable these wines to age gracefully over the course of the next two decades. These are impressive wines."

Product Description:

"In 2004 Luigi decided to age part of this Cru in large casks: an exemplary work. From it, Margheria takes its best from itself. A vineyard of rare beauty. Entirely facing south, the vineyard is situated in the centre of the commune of Serralunga on the hill which extends below the castle of the town. The clayey and calcareous soil of Serralunga d'Alba shows all its complexity. The tufaceous marls confer richness in extracts and power to the wine. Minerality and sapidity: Margheria widely expresses the strong and austere character of this town.

1920 Cavalier Lorenzo Scavino began to vinify part of the grapes produced in the family's vineyards, a small rural reality in the heart of the Langhe region, in Castiglione Falletto. His son Alfonso started enthusiastically to bottle the wine produced and thanks to Luigi's father, Lorenzo, with perseverance and willpower, the wines were for the first time exported. The Azienda Agricola Azelia, in the centre of the area of Barolo production, is nowadays composed of 16 hectares and it produces, on average, 80,000 bottles per year. Luigi is supported by his wife Lorella and his son Lorenzo, who bears the name of his grandfather and who represents the fifth generation of wine producers. The family management is essential as it permits an extreme precision in every step of the production." -Winery

Product Detail

Item # 101453
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Sub-Region Barolo
Ratings

95 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

95 - Wine Spectator

94 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2013
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Nebbiolo
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste blackberry, cherry, smoke and earth
Nose truffle, cherry, plum, leather and vanilla