AZELIA LANGHE NEBBIOLO
The Azienda Agricola Azelia, in the centre of the area of Barolo production, is nowadays composed of 16 hectares and it produces, on average, 80,000 bottles per year. Luigi is supported by his wife Lorella and his son Lorenzo, who bears the name of his grandfather and who represents the fifth generation of wine producers. The family management is essential as it permits an extreme precision in every step of the production. Langhe DOC Nebbiolo is produced from the youngest vines, 20 years old on average, located part in Castiglione Falletto and part in Serralunga d'Alba. All the sites have a south and south-west exposure and the vines could be destined to the production of Nebbiolo for Barolo. Every year, however, Luigi uses these grapes not to produce Barolo but an outstanding Langhe DOC Nebbiolo. Great care is given to the work in the vineyards. Wine is made there from old vines which produce very few grapes. The low yields are further reduced through the green harvest, indispensable to select fruits, to have a uniform ripening and an impeccable quality.
"Violet and floral aromas, juicy, with refreshing touches of cherry, strawberry and currant. The exclusive aging in steel, strongly wanted, permits, more than ever, the performance of the variety characters. Raspberry in primis. Zesty acidity, fully attractive. Extremely ripe tannins. An approach to Barolo with instantaneous drinkability."