Azelia Barolo Margheria 2019
Pre-Sale - Arrives 11/2023
The classic! Sixty year old vines planted on two hectares of land in Serralunga. Southwest facing, Guyot-trained. Fermented with indigenous yeast, aged in large casks for 30 months. The Margheria is pursued in every vintage by loyal Barolo buyers for this is the greatest example of this Grand Cru Barolo site.
95+pts Wine Advocate
Azelia makes three wines with fruit from Serralunga d'Alba, including San Rocco, Cerretta and this wine. There is also a Riserva from Bricco Voghera. The 2019 Barolo Margheria comes from a southwest facing slope opposite the Perno Vineyard. The site has very poor soils with white clay, and the vines (aged 65 years old on average) are forced to push their roots very deep as a result. This wine has a tight and very firm personality with dark fruit, rusty nail, dusty mineral and tight structure. Those rusty mineral aromas give it away as Serralunga d'Alba. This is an age-worthy wine, with 5,900 bottles released.