89 PTS – International Wine Cellar
Azelia's 2012 Langhe Nebbiolo is quite pretty in this vintage. Sweet red berries, flowers, mint and spices waft from the glass in a delicate, Burgundian Nebbiolo that impresses for its class and balance. The Scavinos craft their Langhe Nebbiolo from Castiglione and Serralunga fruit, and use short fermentations to emphasize the brightness and vinosity of the fruit.
While Lorenzo wants this red on ordinary dining tables, the Nebbiolo in the bottle is anything but. All of the fruit comes from Barolo vineyards in Castiglione Falletto and Serralunga d’Alba. The vines are about 20 years old and grow in white calcareous soils about 350M above sea level.