In 1921, Lorenzo Scavino and his son, Paolo, founded Paolo Scavino in Castiglione Falletto, a small village in the Barolo region of Italy.
Farming has always been a Scavino family tradition and passion that has been passed down from generation to generation.
Enrico Scavino, along with his daughters Enrica and Elisa, now run the family Estate, which is in its fourth generation. Enrico started to work full time in the winery in 1951 when he was 10 years old as a young winemaker who had inherited the passion and devotion for the land to which he belongs. Throughout his over 60 years of experience, his focus has remained invested in the important cru of Nebbiolo and in showing the uniqueness of each terroir.
The Paolo Scavino winery is inspired by the love and respect the owners have for their territory. They pursue purity of expression, complexity and elegance for their wines from the three local grapes: Dolcetto, Barbera and Nebbiolo.
Grapes: Nebbiolo, Merlot, Barbera and Dolcetto
Taste: Black currant, violet and rosemary settle nicely into the succulent texture of this red. Firm and elegant, yet shows intensity and fine length.
Score: 92 Points Wine Spectator
Pairings: Grilled meats, fresh vegetables with herbs and buttery roasted potatoes. Vanilla ice cream for dessert.
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“A little over a year ago I was returning from Italy. Oh, how I miss the simple freshly prepared meals and local table wines built for food. Not to mention the laughter and jokes being exchanged in broken Italian and English as we shared the bounty of table fellowship.
So today, I celebrate travel in a bottle with Paolo Scavino’s simple and delicious Vino Rosso from Piedmont. If you live and die for big structured Napa Cabernet or young tannic Barolo, which strips the enamel off of your teeth and makes your tongue feel like rigid cardboard, this wine is not for you. If you enjoy a wine that tells a story of fabled vineyards and storied people while it enhances your meal, please bring home a bottle of this wine and celebrate with me.
The wine is young and fresh with no oak influence. When you first pop the cork, it is a little tight and closed. Oh, but the joy it brings as it evolves with air and a little prosciutto. It opens up with a bouquet of Red Fruit transitioning over time to Mulberry and then Black Currant. There is a leather and herbal undertone throughout. The natural freshness of the wine makes your mouth water and welcomes the next bite of food. It cuts through fats in your foods and enhances flavors – showing off the underlying character and richness of your meal.
Times are challenging as we all socially distance and long to travel. Come on – grab a bottle of Vino Rosso and come on a trip with me!”