2017 Paolo Scavino Barolo

$44.95

One of the top producers in Barolo, the family Scavino owns 30 hectares of vineyards throughout the sub-regions of Castiglione Falletto, Barolo, La Morra, Novello, Serralunga d’Alba, Verduno, Roddi and Monforte d’Alba. This 2017 Barolo DOCG comes from the best plots of seven cru. The diversity of soils, exposure and altitude characterizes each of these small but very important terroir. Classic Nebbiolo aromatics of light red fruits - think tart cherry and raspberry - accented by a whiff of leather and some floral tones are met with bracing acidity and balanced tannins.  This is the perfect Barolo for a party, offering harmony and complexity. Taste-per-dollar is off the charts at less than $45! Grab a case, some to drink now and some to watch evolve over time.

Varietal:
Nebbiolo
Vintage:
2017
Appellation:
Piedmont
Sub-Appellation:
Barolo
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Nebbiolo
Alcohol %:
13.9%
Score Wine Advocate:
93
SKU #:
1046264
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JS94

James Suckling

A solid 2017 with a linear flow of fine tannins through the center of the wine providing structure and backbone that gives the wine lovely energy. Lots of blackberries, ripe strawberries and blue fruit. Long and vivid. Drink after 2024.

WA93

Wine Advocate

The Paolo Scavino 2017 Barolo bares the signature of Enrico Scavino on the front label as witness to the generational change at this estate, and countless others across the Langhe, that push forward through time thanks to a continual ownership handoff that goes from father to son. This classic wine is bright and full of vitality, showing a more cheerful side to this often austere Piedmont grape. Dark fruit and cassis segue to cedar and camphor ash.

JD92

Jeb Dunnuck

Sourced from seven vineyard sites, each fermented separately, and aged for 10 months in neutral French oak followed by one year in large cask, the 2017 Barolo is floral with orange blossom, clove, white pepper, and candied cherry. The palate is gentle and inviting, with notes of cranberry cocktail, rosewater, and stony earth. Approachable for fresh, early drinking, enjoy 2021-2032.