James Suckling
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Paolo Scavino Barolo Ravera 2018

Product description

Paolo Scavino winery was founded in 1921 in Castiglione Falletto from Lorenzo Scavino and his son Paolo. Enrico Scavino together with the daughters Enrica and Elisa, fourth generation, run the family Estate. Through 70 years of work, Enrico Scavino has researched and purchased some of the most historic vineyards cultivated with Nebbiolo for Barolo to experience and show the uniqueness of each site.  

The Scavino family owns 30 hectares entirely in the Barolo area and vinifies grapes from their own vineyards located in the villages of Castiglione Falletto, Barolo, La Morra, Novello, Serralunga d’Alba, Verduno, Roddi and Monforte d’Alba. 

The approach to both viticulture and winemaking is scrupulous, respectful and is aimed at preserving and therefore enhancing the expression and peculiarities of each vineyard in the wines. 

Brilliant ruby to garnet red in color. Among the aromatics we recognize rose hip, violet, iodate perfumes, ashes, tobacco, white peaches, red cherries, balsamic elements such fresh mint to name some. On the palate it’s s full on energy and all about freshness and finesse. The acidity is sharp, the tannins have a beautiful tension yet they are harmonious in the structure.

93 Points - James Suckling

Compact and really focused, with red berries, dried porcini and brighter floral notes. Medium-bodied with a relatively light but firm tannin framework. The flavors remain enticing and fresh. The lighter overall structure reflects the vintage, but there’s room for expansion here, given time.

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Moving over to Novello, the Paolo Scavino 2018 Barolo Ravera is slightly more simplistic in this vintage with a tart cherry element that opens loud over the bouquet. You might also notice crushed white pepper, salty limestone and crushed earth. The wine remains subtle in texture with silky tannins and medium weight. Best After 2024.

93 Points - Wine Spectator

A racy red denoted by tart cherry, currant, menthol and wild herb flavors, with a vibrant structure driving the flavors. Lingering finish, where an underlying mineral element emerges. Features fine intensity and length. Best from 2026 through 2042.