Paolo Scavino Barolo 2005

Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy

Item No. 106818
  • red wine
  • WS91
  • RP90
  • ST90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

This Barolo was produced for the first time in 1921. The Nebbiolo grapes for this Barolo come from three townships: Castiglione Falletto, Barolo and La Morra. In Castiglione Falletto is the vineyard Vignolo, and Rocche Moriondino (planted in 1960). In the village of Barolo are two vineyards: the historical cru Vignane (planted 1994–1998) and Via Nuova (planted in 1940) both very important and suitable areas for Nebbiolo. La Morra is a small vineyard which is the third commune in this Barolo. The grapes are hand harvested normally during the first 10 days of October. Maceration and the fermentation occur in steel rotary temperature controlled fermenters. Malolactic fermentation follows in oak barrels. The wine ages in French oak barriques for 12 months and a further 12 months in large French oak casks and finally 12 months in bottle.

This classic Barolo is decadent and exotic with wild aromas of ripe berries and black truffles. Full-bodied with ultrafine tannins and an incredible finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Shows loads of ripe blackberry and rose petal on the nose. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and lots of fruit. Delicious. Best after 2011"
91 Points

"The 2005 Barolo reveals an expressive core of perfumed red raspberries, spices and sweet herbs. This sexy, elegant wine possesses lovely balance and tons of style. Over the last few years the house’s Barolo has established itself as one of the most consistently outstanding wines in its class. The 2005 is simply delicious and highly recommended. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020. "
90 Points

"Good deep red. Sexy, pure aromas of cherry, menthol and underbrush. Supple, vinous and fine-grained, with a sneaky sweetness in the middle palate. Pure, sharply detailed, nicely balanced wine with a rising finish and firm spine. An excellent basic Barolo bottling."
90 Points

Learn About Paolo Scavino Map ItMap It

Enrico Scavino has been at the forefront of the modernist movement in Piedmont since the 1980s, and is today one of the most respected and highly regarded winemakers in all of Italy. Scavino diverged sharply from the tough-as-nails-when-young traditional style of Barolo to produce soft and lush wines that are delicious within months of release as well as later in their evolution, applying the same winemaking techniques to Barbera and Dolcetto.

Learn About Piedmont

(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most...

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Learn About Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo(neh-bee-OH-low) The King of Piedmont Nebbiolo is the key grape in the wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. It is not the most planted variety, but it does make the most distinctive and age-worthy wines. Native to Piedmont, Nebbiolo is a bit of a soil snob - it's finicky about where it grows and has long been the honored red grape of Northern Italy...

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