Paolo Scavino: a master of Barolo
Established in the heart of Italy’s Barolo DOCG - the highest hierarchical level in the classification of Italian wine - in Piedmont since 1921, Paolo Scavino is an illustrious wine reference. The estate was founded by Lorenzo Scavino and his son, Paolo, who lent his name to the eponymous estate. Poised in Castiglione Falletto, the Scavino family truly embrace the qualities and features of their homeland and its neighboring villages. The love of winemaking clearly runs in the family. The celebrated Enrico Scavino is currently at the helm of the estate and works alongside his two daughters, Enrica and Elisa. The family of winemakers have passed down a wealth of know-how and expertise over the years and have focused on the production of high-quality Barolo red wines using three local varietals: Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Barbera.
Historical crus resting in a legendary wine-making region
The Scavino family strive towards attaining an infallible consistency and quality. They work tirelessly toward producing red wines that exude the complexity, purity and elegance of the legendary terroirs of Barolo. The Paolo Scavino estate reigns over 30 hectares of vines that spread over some of Barolo's most outstanding and world-renowned villages of Piedmont: La Morra, Serrelunga d'Alba, Monforte d'Alba, Castiglione Galletto, Barolo and Roddi.
Despite Enrico Scavino's great respect for tradition, he has never ceased to conduct new and forward-thinking experiments that would enhance the expression of these iconic wines. Enrico vividly remembers working the vines with the invaluable help of draft horses and until he invested in a tractor. He said: “I couldn’t have been happier if my father had gifted me a Ferrari!”.
The fog-prone hills in the northwestern part of Italy enable the Nebbiolo grapes to grow blissfully and fruitfully. The Paolo Scavino teams voluntarily limit yields as both the quality and health of the grapes are paramount.
Well-crafted Barolo wines
Dubbed as the King of Wines, Barolo wines are renowned and prized throughout the world due to their enthralling aromatic bouquet. Boasting pleasant primary aromas of raspberry, rose and strawberry, these light-bodied red wines will seduce wine lovers and enthusiasts alike. The pale color of these Nebbiolo wines will develop an alluring garnet hue over the years of cellaring. These ageworthy Paolo Scavino wines promise to evolve beautifully over time and can lay down for 12 to 15 years. The estate's Nebbiolo Rocche dell’Annunziata Riserva wines will reveal their full aromatic complexity 20 to 25 years after the vintage year.
The unique features of this fine terroir, surrounded by the rolling hills of the Langhe in Italy, combined with the utter expertise of the teams at the Paolo Scavino winery, lead to the production of exquisite red wines. From one vintage to the next, Paolo Scavino produces authentic and terroir-driven wines thus turning the estate into one of the most sought-after Barolo producers.
Each plot and sub-plot is vinified in its own stainless-steel vat and all the wines, are the result of a meticulous and precise winemaking process. The vinification and aging techniques are the same for all the non-riserva Barolo wines, this way the terroir truly takes center stage.
Food and wine pairing
The bold tannic structure of these wines along with the caressing floral notes of the Nebbiolo varietal make these Barolo wines extremely food friendly. Pair these Piedmont wines with some antipasti, homemade pasta dishes, truffle risotto or charcuterie.