Paolo Scavino was founded in 1921 by Lorenzo Scavino and his son Paolo. Today the winery is operated by Enrico Scavino the son of Paolo along with his two daughters Enrica and Eliza. The estate of Paolo Scavino spans 29 hectares within the Barolo region covering important crus such as Castigliane falletto, Barolo, Lamorra, Novello, Seralunga D’alba, Verduno and Roddi. It is the philosophy of the Scavino family that viticulture precedes oenology so their priority is caring for the vines ensuring that they produce healthy ripe grapes.
Their Barolo is made from the best plots of seven crus this diverse soil exposure and altitude characteristics gives the wine great complexity and depth. Individual plots are aged in neutral French oak barrels for 10 months and in large casks for 12 months. The best performing plots of the vintage are selected and then blended and aged for a year in stainless steel. The wine is then bottled and aged for 10 months in bottle before being released.
With spice flavors, sweet fruit, licorice and walnut characteristics on the nose this wine is hearty but delicate this wine is perfect for braised pork shoulders with veggies.
Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Lieu dit was founded in 2011 and is the brainchild of Eric Railsback and Justin Willet. This project was birthed after they met in Santa Barbara California where they formed a friendship and discovered they shared a common interest and passion for food and wine. Both have worked in different positions within the beverage industry and have done harvesting in many different wine regions throughout Europe. It is through these many trips to France that they gained an affection for varietals indigenous to the Loire Valley with sauvignon Blanc being their muse.
Santa Barbara with its micro-climates and marine based soil is an ideal home for Sauvignon Blanc. It expresses the grapes affinity for precision, purity and balance. Disregard everything you think California Sauvignon Blanc should be and get ready for lemon curd, lemon rind with crushed basil notes on the nose.
This wine is perfect for post-holiday blues when all we pray for warmer days. Pairs well with French fries and small budgets.