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Scarzello

Federico Scarzello is the third generation to make wine at his family’s estate in Barolo, taking over in 2001. Since then has gone from strength to strength, and has been tipped as one of Barolo’s rising stars for his respect for traditional winemaking combined with an utter dedication to quality.

Barolo del Commune di Barolo

Luscious wild strawberry fruit mixed with notes of balsamic. Rich and smooth with a tannic twist that provides a bit of grip, definition and freshness. A convergence of elegance and power.

quick facts

APPELLATION: Barolo DOCG
VINTAGE: 2011
STYLE: red
GRAPE: nebbiolo
FARMING: organic, biodynamic
FERMENTATION: concrete
MATURATION: oak, bottle
FILTRATION: unfiltered
ALCOHOL: 14%
CASE SIZE: 6

Barolo Sarmassa 'Vigna Merenda'

Wonderfully complex array of strawberries, plum, damson, fresh cut flower and wild herbs. Alluring and velvety but with a balancing tannic edge.

Vigna Merenda is a single vineyard within the Sarmassa cru and is entirely owned by Scarzello. It is a steeply sloped site with south-eastern exposure and calcareous soils.

quick facts

APPELLATION: Barolo Sarmassa DOCG
VINTAGE: 2009
STYLE: red
GRAPE: nebbiolo
FARMING: organic, biodynamic
FERMENTATION: concrete
MATURATION: oak, bottle
FILTRATION: unfiltered
ALCOHOL: 14%
CASE SIZE: 6

Scarzello

Federico Scarzello is the third generation to make wine at his family’s estate in Barolo, taking over in 2001. Since then he has gone from strength to strength, and has been tipped as one of Barolo’s rising stars for his respect for traditional winemaking combined with an utter dedication to quality.

Winemaking at Scarzello is very much in the tradtional style. Fermentations are long – in some vintages over 50 days on the skins – and the wines are given extended ageing in large old oak casks and bottle. In practice, this means that Scarzello wines are released a year or so later than others. The wines display texture and finesse, and a subtle power that demands attention.