Tasting through the recent output from Paolo Scavino with Elisa Scavino is always a real delight. Each wine truly had something unique to say. Since the fruit from the family's 20 different vineyards is all vinified identically, you can really get an idea of what's going on in a particular vintage in Barolo by tasting through these site-specific bottlings.
What importer Skurnik Wines has to say about this wine...
100% Nebbiolo from Monvigliero in Verduno villageThe Grand Cru vineyard of Verduno, first produced by Scavino in 2007Up north in the Barolo region, this vineyard lies in a very special microclimate: warm during the day and cool at night thanks to the fresh air currents from the Tanaro river310 meters elevationSouth-east orientationPredominantly limestone soil, light colored mixed with chalky veinsHarvested by hand, normally after the 10th of OctoberSubmerged-cap maceration (10-12 days in average)Fermentation (20-30 days in average) are in stainless steel with temperature controlled and indigenous yeastsMalolactic fermentation in 225 L barrels over the winterAged 11 months in neutral French oak barrels and 13 months in large casks, plus 8 months in stainless steel and 6 months in bottle Approximately 600 cases produced annually