Paolo Scavino - Barolo Cannubi 2011
Paolo Scavino - Barolo Cannubi 2011 (92 TSW)
Some weeks ago we drank this Barolo together with @andrewinereviews at my home. Already drinkable but also with huge potential. The other bottles will stay some longer in the cellar.
About the winery:
Paolo Scavino is a historic wine estate in the Barolo region, founded in 1921 in Castiglione Falletto. Nowadays, Enrico Scavino, together with his daughters Enrica and Elisa, leads this family business that stands for individuality and character, but he combines this in a fantastic way with modern techniques.
His more than 60 years of experience has taught him to invest in a good cru Nebbiolo to express the individuality of each terroir. The wines are therefore one by one for a pure expression of every terroir, complexity and elegance. The Scavino family owns 29 hectares of private vineyards, but also operates 20 historic Barolo vineyards located in Castiglione Falletto, Barolo, La Morra, Novello, Serralunga d'Alba, Verduno and Roddi.
Cannubi is probably the most historic vineyard in the entire Barolo region in the village of Barolo. Since 1985 a single vineyard wine has been made only in the beautiful (barolo) years. The Cannubi vineyard of Scavino is one of the two oldest vineyards planted in 1946 on the central top of Cannubi hill. The low yield of this vineyard is due to a special combination of natural factors, the age of which guarantees a unique quality. Here comes the concentration and richness of this Barolo where the charm of Nebbiolo is fully reflected. Harmonic and very fine texture.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a dark ruby red color.
On the medium++ nose delicious aromas of red berries, plums with hints of cedar, earth, flowers and spices.
On the palate dry, full-bodied with firm but not overwhelming tannins and medium+ acidity. High structured, light creamy with cherries and plums, flowers and spices. Great Barolo.