Paolo Scavino Barolo 'Prapo' 2017

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#28 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2019

The premier release of Scavino’s Barolo ‘Prapò,’ from Serralunga d’Alba! Vineyards, which sit at 370 meters above sea level and face south/southeast, were planted with massal selection in 2010. Soils here are comprised of Formazioni di Lequio, a yellow-red sand combined with silty gray marl. Fruit harvested by hand in the third week of October. Skin maceration took place over 12 days, followed by a 20-30 day fermentation in stainless steel with indigenous yeast. Wine aged in a combination of French barrique and large casks for 2 years prior to bottling.

96 Wine Enthusiast

Aromas of incense, rose, iris and eucalyptus carry the nose of this compelling wine. The full-bodied palate is smooth and enveloping, delivering juicy black cherry, pomegranate, licorice, tobacco and clove. It has a fantastic combination of structure and finesse that shows the power of Serralunga and the elegance that is the hallmark of this estate. Hold for even more complexity. Drink 2025–2035.

93 Wine & Spirits

The Scavino family bought this steep, two-acre plot in Serralunga’s Prapò cru in 2008 and let the soil rest before replanting with a massal selection of nebbiolo. This is the inaugural release of the wine, an impressive debut with bold red cherry flavors layered with tobacco, lavender and peppery spice, all held in an elegant tannic frame.

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