Wine of the Week | Paolo Scavino Langhe Nebbiolo | November 23, 2017

PAOLO SCAVINO, Castiglione Falletto
2015 Langhe Nebbiolo
$36.99 (6 btls/cs)

Scavino is a fourth-generation producer of Barolo with serious pedigree. Today the winery is under the passionate direction of Enrico Scavino, with the help of his two daughters Enrica and Elisa. Winemaking has evolved over time and today is purely traditional. Old oak is favoured over new to avoid masking the delicate aromas produced from the grape and from the estate’s diverse soils.

The fruit for this wine comes from two single vineyards in the village of La Morra — Bricco Manescotto and Annunziata. This prime juice could have been used for Barolo but was declassified, so there’s real stature (and value) here. Scavino owns an impressive number of Cru sites across the appellation, from which they make terroir-driven single-vineyard Barolos. You may already have some of these in your cellar (we offered the full line up earlier this year) but they’ll need a long rest before they really shine. Enter the Langhe Nebbiolo! Think of this wine as the precocious kid who is far too articulate for their age. Barolo’s younger sibling may not have quite the same finesse, but it’s ready to go and offers all of the grape’s signature aromas, plus charm for days.

92+ Points, Monica Larner (robertparker.com)

The excellent 2015 Langhe Nebbiolo sees fruit sourced from two vineyards in La Morra (Bricco Manescotto and Annunziata). These are two parcels on the same hill but on opposite sides. This is a refined and elegant expression of Nebbiolo with more substance and sophistication than you might expect. Indeed, it ages in barrique and tonneaux for ten months so the wine is anything but simple or banal. It makes a great choice for lamb or succulent pork.

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