Azelia Barolo Bricco Fiasco 2015

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2014 was certainly a year of challenges in the vineyards, but one that proved to be quite rewarding and a vintage of great quality. Spring was quite early in this vintage, but fortunately little frost as vine activity started sooner than average. The summer was quite active, with heavy rainfall, which always brings us concern for disease in the vineyard. We regularly drop any fruit, especially in our Cru vineyards, that are not of the utmost quality, so we were able to focus the vine energy to only the best clusters. Our harvest for the vintage was smaller than average, but of tremendous concentration and vibrancy, particularly in our Serralunga vineyards of Margheria and San Rocco. Overall, we were very pleased with the vintage. 2014 has an amazing freshness, which no other vintage has, and it continues to drink phenomenally.

Press Notes:

94 points, Monica Larner, Robert Parker Wine Advocate - “The 2015 Barolo Bricco Fiasco is made with fruit from 80-year-old vines that were planted by Luigi Scavino's grandfather. This vineyard in Castiglione Falletto has more sand in the soil compared to Serralunga d'Alba, resulting in floral and fruity aromas. I love the deep inner intensity of this wine plus the pretty fruity contours that give it so much lift and buoyancy. The wine is immediately bright and forthcoming. Dusty mineral tones with integrated tannins appear on the long finish. The wine spends 24 months in mostly neutral barrique. Some 5,800 bottles were made.”