Barolo Azelia, 2017
No wonder many of the reviews of this wine just said FREAKIN’ DELICIOUS. Because it is, if you’re into tannin and acid that is. Barolo DOCG is a style of wine made from the grape Nebbiolo, originating from Piemonte in the northwest of Italy. It’s typically high in tannin and acid with an aroma of violet and rose, flavors of fresh red fruit, dried herbs, and oak characteristics. Barolo is a grape that’s in need of some aging, basically to calm down the tannin and acid and make it smoother. So, look for a bottle with some age, but be prepared for a price bump.
Back to Azelia here. In the aroma, the wine has a complex, elegant but generous aroma of red berries, rosehips, roses, truffles, and sweet spices. Amazingly balanced, nothing pops out here, a fresh acidity and finely defined tannins. An amazing example of a Barolo Classico.
The short story
On the nose: red berries, rosehips, roses, truffles, and sweet spices.
Flavour profile: fresh red fruit, berries, herbs.
Grape: Nebbiolo 100%
Agriculture: ecological, everything by hand.
Winemaking: with indigenous yeasts for approximately 40 – 45 days with submerged cap / 31 °C. 24 months in large oak casks.