Paolo Scavino Prapo Barolo DOCG 2017 Red Wine

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Paolo Scavino Prapo Barolo DOCG 2017

Piedmont, Italy

95+ pts. Vinous:

"The 2017 Barolo Prapò is yet another stellar wine in this range. Dark and brooding in the glass, the Prapò expresses all of the natural weight of this Serralunga cru, but with more overt fruit and a bit less tannic heft than is often the case. That should make the 2017 a real pleasure to drink, with just a handful of years in the cellar. Succulent black cherry, licorice, menthol, gravel and cured meats build into the heady finish." (AG) (2/2021)

94 pts. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

"This is a bold and opulent wine that sources its fruit from Serralunga d'Alba. The Paolo Scavino 2017 Barolo Prapò delivers rich fruit weight, with plummy black fruit, blackcurrant, iron ore, spice and cured spice. The vines at this site were replanted in 2008 and the fruit shows depth and authenticity, thanks to their advancing age. You get lingering mineral tones of rust and iron that marry this wine to a sense of place. The finish is bold but moderate in length."


The Scavino family bought this steep, two-acre plot in Serralunga’s Prapò cru in 2008 and let the soil rest before replanting with a massal selection of nebbiolo. 2015 was the inaugural release for Scavino and it was that vintage that ranked #28 in Wine Enthusiast Cellar Selections for 2019.

Prapo is situated in Serralunga d’Alba, where soils are comprised of Formazioni di Lequio, a yellow-red sand combined with silty gray marl. Fruit harvested by hand in the third week of October. Skin maceration took place over 12 days, followed by a 20-30 day fermentation in stainless steel with indigenous yeast. Wine aged in a combination of French barrique and large casks for 2 years prior to bottling.

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