Paolo Scavino Barolo 2006

Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy

Item No. 110362
  • red wine
  • ST91
  • WS91
  • RP90
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.

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Winemaker's Notes

The grapes are harvested normally during the first decade of October. The maceration and the fermentation occur in steel rotary fermenters with temperature controlled. The malolactic fermentation occurs in oak barrels. Aging in French oak barriques for 12 months and further 12 months in French casks. After that, one more year of bottle aging before release.

Critical Acclaim

"Round and velvety, this red offers cherry, plum and licorice flavors. It's backed by a solid structure of fresh acidity and tannins, with a lingering finish. Best from 2012 through 2027. 900 cases imported."
91 Points

"Good full red. Complex but subdued aromas of plum, dark raspberry and menthol. At once dense and juicy, with excellent energy to the broad flavors of black fruits, licorice and menthol. Serious and impressive for normale, finishing with solid structure and excellent juicy persistence."
91 Points

"The 2006 Barolo is a seductive, fruit-driven wine laced with plump, juicy fruit. Floral notes add a touch of lift on the close. Scavino makes his entry-level Barolo from a blend of vineyards, which in 2006 includes Vignolo, Rocche and Mariondino (all in Castiglione Falletto), Vignane and Via Nuova (both in Barolo), Bricco Ambrogio (in Roddino) and Plicotti (in La Morra). As is often the case, the Scavino Barolo is one of the finest wines in its category. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2021. "
90 Points

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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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