Federico Scarzello is the third generation to make wine at his family’s estate in Barolo, taking over in 2001.
The family started selling in bulk after WWII and bottled their first Barolo in 1978. Since then he has gone from strength to strength, his respect for traditional winemaking combined with an utter dedication to quality has meant that his wines today are among the best in the region. I think Federico may have produced his most elegant Barolo to date, this wine is red fruited and very fine in structure, the maceration in this warm vintage handled sensitively. This again bursts from the glass with racy, perfumed strawberry fruit and exceptional overall balance. Bright red fruits, mint, flowers, spice and the sensation of crushed rocks are vibrant and lifted - this is a beautifully layered Barolo. Chambolle meets Barolo !