Paolo Scavino Barolo Prapo 2015
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.
|Wine Spectator: 93|
|A ripe, fleshy version, offering eucalyptus, mint, cherry and subtle clove flavors. Dense, ending with dusty tannins that offset the sweet, ripe fruit. Best from 2023 through 2043.|
|Wine Enthusiast: 96|
|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.|