Notes from Skurnik:
"Established in 1920 by patriarch Lorenzo Scavino, Azelia is located in the commune of Castiglione Falletto. This small town is in a special and unique location, where the two main soils types of Barolo are stratified together, lending both power and elegance to the wines. In 1967, Alfonso Scavino (son of Lorenzo) took the reins of the estate and bottled the first wines under the Azelia name. Today, Alfonso’s grandson, Luigi and great-grandson, Lorenzo are the 4th and 5th generations in charge of this family estate. The father and son team continue to apply what they learned from previous generations, making wines that respect the traditions of their forefathers, while utilizing modern techniques to continually improve their quality year-after-year.
Luigi Scavino is the cousin of Enrico Scavino of Paolo Scavino winery, and the two share ownership of the famed Fiasco hill in Castiglione Falletto. Though Azelia remains a Barolo lover’s secret – somehow still under the radar–they they have built their reputation around beautiful wines of uncompromising quality."