Wine Geek Recommended
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From the Paolo Scavino winery is this lovely blend of Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto and Merlot grapes. Highly fragrant and smooth with clean and pure fruit due to the grapes spending time in only stainless steel.
The Paolo Scavino winery was founded in 1921 by Enrico Scavino’s grandfather Paolo. Today Enrico, who has run the winery for over 60 years, enlists the help of his daughters Enrica and Elisa.
The winery is located in Castiglione Falletto, in the historical Langhe hills. The Scavino winery is rare in their possession of grand cru’s in six of the eleven villages of Barolo. This diversity of terroir gives the Scavino’s a unique opportunity to produce wines of extraordinary quality.
Piedmont is the most "Frenchified" of all Italian wine regions. The long valleys of the Alpine foothills lead to easier travel to France's southern coast and inland than to the rest of Italy. It is perhaps for this reason that the Piedmontese have long practiced the most refined wine traditions of any Italian region. Terroir-based wisdom trickled down from early French masters (monks, typically) to this area.
Known mostly for their reds (but producing some excellent whites,) from the early ripening Dolcetto grape to the lofty, deep reds of Barolo and Barbaresco crafted from the Nebbiolo grape, these wines are clearly crafted using centuries of terroir-based winemaking.