Paolo Scavino Bric del Fiasc Barolo DOCG 2016 Red Wine

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Paolo Scavino Bric del Fiasc Barolo DOCG 2016

Piedmont, Italy
98 pts. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

"Drawing its fruit from Castiglione Falletto, the Paolo Scavino 2016 Barolo Bric dël Fiasc shows dimension, depth, precision and power. The wine opens to a dark garnet color with a saturated hue, leading to a full, all-encompassing bouquet. The Barolo Bric dël Fiasc is often the most representative wine in the Scavino portfolio, and never has this been more true than in this classic vintage. Dark fruit, licorice, spice and ferrous earth build a fluid and multifaceted bouquet. The mouthfeel sits firm and tight on the palate today, promising to evolve and soften tomorrow. This is a bottle for your cellar."

96 pts. Vinous:

"The 2016 Barolo Bric del Fiasc is a powerful, muscular wine. Youthfully austere and tannic, the 2016 is going to need a number of years to come around, but it is magnificent, even in the early going. Layers of building tannins enshroud a core of dark Nebbiolo fruit, with hints of dried herbs, iron, leather and sweet tobacco that develop with a bit of coaxing. As always, Bric del Fiasc has a feral intensity to it. The 2016 is an especially fine edition and also a terrific example of the style of this Castiglione Falletto site."

FROM THE WINERY:

Here the Nebbiolo grapes were always the best: consequently in 1978 Enrico convinced his father Paolo to vinify these grapes separately and show for the first time the potential of this site. One of the first grand cru to be made as single vineyard Barolo. Image and identity of Paolo Scavino winery.

In the Fiasco vineyard the Tortonian and Helvetian soils cross each other combining a great finesse and power. Classy and classic expression of Nebbiolo which requires time to develop all its complexity is Bric dël Fiasc®. The texture characterizes this Barolo: earthy imprint, density of fruit, vibrant and refined tannins. The acidity supports the important structure of this Barolo and lifts the nose which is complex, mineral, balsamic. Little red fruits and licorice are typical notes in Bric del Fiasc®.

The Vineyard:

Village: Castiglione Falletto
Cru: Fiasco
Altitude, Exposure: 260 mt, south west

Soil: marne di Sant'Agata fossili, limestone. Due probably to the central position in the Barolo region, the Fiasco cru is one of the most complex terroir, a mix of Tortonian and Helvetian soils, whitish-gray limestone and yellow-gray sandstone.

Planting years: 1979, 1984, 2009, 2012, 2013
The Grape: Nebbiolo


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