The 2011 Barolo Riserva Novantesimo is a proud and exuberant wine that does enormous justice to the vintage and to the mighty Nebbiolo grape. This is remembered as a warm growing season and this wine is richly layered generous and beautifully intense as a result. Dark cherry aromas are folded within spice cured tobacco and leather. The best part is that subtle crunch or snap you get on the palate thanks to the fresh acidity that is neatly integrated within.
In 2011 Scavino bottled a small amount of the 2011 Barolo Riserva Novantesimo a blend of fruit fruit from a handful of top-notch sites to celebrate the winery's 90th anniversary. A hauntingly beautiful wine the 2011 graces the palate with notable nuance and detail. Freshly cut flowers mint and sweet red berries are all laced together in an exquisite Barolo endowed with real class and pedigree. The Novantesimo is shaping up to be one of the wines of the vintage. That is little wonder. Look at the vineyard sites: Fiasco (Castiglione Falletto) Monvigliero (Verduno) Cannubi and Vignane (Barolo) San Bernardo (Serralunga) Bricco Ambrogio (Roddi) and Rocche dell’Annunziata (La Morra). This is a fabulous effort.v