The Azelia story began in 1920 when Cavalier Lorenzo Scavino decided to start making wine from his family’s vineyards in the prized Barolo heartland of Castiglione Falletto. Before long his son, Alfonso, began bottling the estate’s wine and shortly afterwards Azelia wines were exported for the first time. Today the estate is under the visionary leadership of Luigi Scavino who has worked tirelessly to transform Azelia into one of Barolo’s most sought-after producers.
Via Alba-Barolo 143
12060 Castiglione Falletto
Azelia owner Luigi Scavino is the cousin and neighbour of the legendary Barolo producer Enrico Scavino and in recent years he has succeeded in transforming his estate into one of the leading lights of the Piedmont. Key changes have included moderating their use of oak to ensure that no more than 25% new oak barrels are used during the maturation period and the use of traditional large oak botti to further soften the impact of the oak. The estate is also farmed organically and all operations in the winery are performed manually.