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Slow Wine 2022 Tour Spotlight: Scarzello

Estate: 3rd generation winemaker Federico Scarzello has been hailed for his traditionally made Langhe wines. The 5 hectares of vineyards [2 hectares in the historical Sarmassa MGA including the iconic Vigna Merenda] are farmed with organic and biodynamic practices.

Philosophy: “Each bottle talks about us, about our history and our links with the area, because we chose to make the wine our world.”

Scarzello Langhe Nebbiolo DOC 2019

Winemaking: Vineyards 400 meters in elevation, “part of the grapes from Sarmassa”, clay and marne soils, native yeast spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel, aged 6 months in large oak casks.

Tasting Notes: An agile fusion of floral and red fruits; with raspberry, strawberry, red currant and rose petal. Bright acidity, firm tannins. Crushed black peppercorn, forest floor, cherry linger between each supple sip.

100% Nebbiolo
14% Alcohol
$25 [average price]

Scarzello Barbera d’Alba Superiore DOC 2017

Winemaking: From vineyards in Sarmassa and Pajagallo MGA [crus], 250-400 meters in elevation, calcareous and clay soils, native yeast spontaneous fermentation, aged 12-18 months in large oak casks.

Tasting Notes: Intense layers of blackberry, black cherry, dark chocolate, black pepper, earthy minerality over a framework of energizing acidity and silky tannins. Dark wild berries, clove longer on the velvety finish.

100% Barbera
15% Alcohol
$24 [average price]

Media event hosted by Slow Wine.

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