Paolo Scavino Bric del Fiasc Barolo DOCG 2015 Red Wine

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Paolo Scavino Bric del Fiasc Barolo DOCG 2015

Piedmont, Italy

96 pts. James Suckling: "The red currant-compote character really pops out here, before dried cranberries, licorice and spice box all come to the fore. Tannic and very expansive, sweeping through a whole array of red berries via linear acidity and wrapping itself up in a long finish. Drink in 2023."

95+ pts. Wine Advocate:"From the Scavino family's home-turf vineyard, the 2015 Barolo Bric del Fiasc (with fruit from Castiglione Falletto) delivers structure, firmness and power. This is a classic interpretation of a historic cru, and the wine offers linear, crisp lines. Fruit from this site was fermented separately for the first time to make this wine in 1978. The family had long recognized the consistently superior quality of the fruit from this location, and they saw its special potential. Enrico Scavino told me about the rush of adrenaline and pride that washed over him when he first tasted this wine with his peers Gaja and Conterno during those Golden Years of the past and saw the enthusiasm their eyes. This is the go-to Barolo if you want to taste classic Scavino". -Monica Larner, Wine Advocate

95 pts. Wine Enthusiast: "Woodland berry, wild herbs and rose mingle with whiffs of eucalyptus and coffee bean on this focused red. On the linear, full-bodied palate, firm, close-grained tannins accompany dried cherry, licorice and an almost salty mineral note before a tight, mouth-drying finish. Drink 2023–2032."

Paolo Scavino is an historical winery in the Barolo region. It was founded in 1921 in Castiglione Falletto from Lorenzo Scavino and his son Paolo. Farming has always been a family tradition and passion.

Enrico Scavino together with the daughters Enrica and Elisa, fourth generation, run the family Estate. He started to work full time in the winery in 1951 when he was 10 years old. A young winemaker who inherited the passion and devotion for the land he belongs to. Through over 60 years of experience his focus has been to invest on important cru of Nebbiolo to show the uniqueness of each terroir.

Their work is inspired by the love and respect they have for their territory and they pursue purity of expression, complexity and elegance for their wines from the three local grapes Dolcetto, Barbera and Nebbiolo.

These values and culture have been carried on and never changed.

FROM THE WINERY:

The Wine
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 year: 1979, 1984, 2009, 2012, 2013

The Grape: Nebbiolo

“Paolo Scavino (Castiglione Falletto) - There's nothing overly fancy with this winery; the family - Enrico Scavino and his daughers Elisa and Enrica - produces great Barolos from several of the finest cru. Among the best wines here are Bric dël Fiasc, Monvigliero (one of the very best from this site), Bricco Ambrogio and the Rocche dell'Annunziata riserva, a stellar wine that is arguably the winery's finest. Over the past decade, the influence of oak has become less noticeable, letting the Nebbiolo character of each site shine through.” –Tom Hyland, Forbes, 11/27/18

 

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