Paolo Scavino Barolo Monvigliero 2015
Paolo Scavino, a historical winery in the Barolo region, was founded in 1921 and remains a family tradition. Winemaker Enrico Scavino began working in the winery at 10 years old and uses 60 years of experience to craft cru-specific wines with brilliant individual styles. Monvigliero comes from the Grand Cru vineyard of Verduno, where warm days and cool nights help produce a very elegant and focused wine.
JS 96: The sour cherries really lift this off on the nose, catching suggestions of candied citrus, tile, roasted herbs and cedar. Racy and sexy, drawn out into shape by the forthright acidity and steely tannins. Drink in 2023.
RP 94: The Scavino family has had access to fruit from the Monvigliero cru for almost 20 years. They have farmed a small parcel (under one hectare) since 2000, and the grapes were previously added to their “classico” Barolo blend. In 2006, Monvigliero became its own single-vineyard expression because Enrico Scavino always had a big passion for this site. The 2015 Barolo Monvigliero is a bright and beautiful wine with a strong floral signature of violets and roses that accompanies this wine from start to finish. The wine is very characteristic of Monvigliero in terms of the softness and silky nature of the tannins as well.
WE 93: Subtle aromas of roasted coffee bean, black spice, blue flower and a whiff of camphor shape the nose. The linear palate is youthfully austere, evoking sour cherry, orange rind, sage and espresso set against assertive, fine-grained tannins that leave a firm, drying close.