This is the second wine from the venerable Paolo Scavino
Winery to earn a spot in a Blanchard’s Newsletter. Founded in
1921 by Paolo Scavino, today, grandson Enrico runs the winery
with the help of his daughters Enrica and Elisa. The Scavino
winery is rare in their possession of grand cru’s in six of the
eleven villages of Barolo spread over the historic Langhe hills.
2012 marks Enrico’s 62nd year as winemaker and over that
span he has created unique concepts in both the vineyards and
cellar that trademark the purity, elegance and freshness. Their
wine made from Dolcetto – the “little sweet one” – is a portrait
of simplicity, a mark of the territory, and a wine of the people.
Traditionally harvested from the lower portion of the Fiasco
and Vignolo vineyards in Castiglione Falletto, this wine dates
back to the winery’s beginning. Fermented and aged in steel
tanks, this nicely structured Dolcetto displays a good balance
of black fruit and minerals, medium body with a velvety texture
and a clean finish. Food match: veal and sage meatballs with
pasta served in a walnut and gorgonzola sauce.