Barolo Riserva 'Novantesimo'
- The Barolo Riserva ‘Novantesimo’ 2011 is a celebration of the 90th Anniversary of the founding of Paolo Scavino winery
- A selection of top fruit from 7 of Scavino’s crus (Cannubi, Monvigliero, Fiasco, Vignane, San Bernardo, Bricco Ambrogio, and Rocche dell’Annunziata)
- Harvest took place by hand in the first part of October, followed by destemming and a soft crushing of fruit
- Fermentation and maceration in cask, with punch-downs, pump-overs, and a submerging of the cap
- Aged in 350-liter tonneau for the first year, followed by oak cask for the second and third year
- Bottled and labeled with a reproduction of Scavino’s 1964 label used by Lorenzo and Paolo Scavino, who devoted their lives to the passionate and loving care of their family-farmed vineyards.
Press & Reviews
"Pressed rose, iris, new leather, exotic spice, menthol and a whiff of wild berry come to the forefront on this gorgeous wine. The full-bodied polished palate has a weightless elegance, delivering raspberry compote, crushed cherry, licorice, aromatic herb and a floral note alongside taut velvety tannins. It's already beautiful but hold for even more complexity. Drink 2021–2031. "
"Lots of dried flowers, plums and tobacco box on the nose. Full body, round and juicy tannins and a savory finish. Dense and delicious. Just coming around now. A mouthful. Drink or hold."
"In 2011, Scavino bottled a small amount of the 2011 Barolo Riserva Novantesimo, a blend of fruit fruit from a handful of top-notch sites to celebrate the winery's 90th anniversary. A hauntingly beautiful wine, the 2011 graces the palate with notable nuance and detail. Freshly cut flowers, mint and sweet red berries are all laced together in an exquisite Barolo endowed with real class and pedigree. The Novantesimo is shaping up to be one of the wines of the vintage. That is little wonder. Look at the vineyard sites: Fiasco (Castiglione Falletto), Monvigliero (Verduno), Cannubi and Vignane (Barolo), San Bernardo (Serralunga), Bricco Ambrogio (Roddi) and Rocche dell’Annunziata (La Morra). This is a fabulous effort."