On 30th and 31st January of this year, we were exhibiting at Grandi Langhe 2023, the wine event dedicated to the latest vintages of the Langhe and Roero appellations, which was organised by the “Consorzio di Tutela Barolo, Barbaresco Alba, Langhe e Dogliani”, and the “Consorzio di Tutela Roero” at the OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni in Turin.
It was an unmissable opportunity for the Bava wine cellar to showcase their wines to a vast and interested audience of insiders (about 3000 operators over the two days), made up of wine merchants from more than 30 countries including the USA, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Japan and India, wine specialists, restaurateurs, international exporters/importers, and press representatives.
News from Bava at Grandi Langhe 2023: Barolo Scarrone 2019
In addition to the most recent vintage of our Langhe Nebbiolo (2021) we chose to present a preview of the 2019 Barolo Scarrone vintage, currently not yet on the market.
A vintage that we can define in admiring terms as one of the most classic, especially when compared to the more recent ones.
The climatic pattern followed expectations in terms of rainfall and temperatures throughout the year, allowing the vines a well-balanced vegetative development from spring onwards.
Nebbiolo, known for its late ripening, was able to benefit from the generous rains that fell during the first half of September.
The key word instantly found in the wine is balance. Barolo Scarrone 2019 is a wine that immediately shows great elegance and very delicate aromas.
The soft and pleasant taste is well balanced by youthful medium bodied tannins with great flavour on the finish. A great wine that will be able to express itself best in a few years, but which is already a certainly ready to drink now.
The other vintages that we exhibited during the event were Barolo Scarrone 2015 and Barolo Scarrone 2013. Two very different vintages with the idea to give operators in the wine sector an idea of the evolution of the high quality Scarrone vineyard through the years since it entered the market.
Cascina Scarrone, home the Barolo Scarrone vineyard
Our Barolo Scarrone is a wine grown in the heart of the high quality Scarrone vineyard in Castiglione Falletto: here, in the 1980s, we renovated a beautiful, colourful farmhouse whose wine cellars were developed for the production and ageing of our Barolo, with large 5300 litre wooden vats where the fermentation takes place.
The grapes for the Barolo Scarrone come exclusively from five hectares (12 acres) of vineyards surrounding the farmhouse, located at an altitude of approximately 300 metres.
The ripening of the grapes on this hill is favoured by the good exposure to sunlight that it receives in the morning, favouring perfect maturation even in the sunniest of years. The white soil, where the vineyard is situated, is rich in marl, interspersed with sand as in the best vineyards of the Langa region, resulting in elegant, well-balanced wines that age very well.
The result is an ample and complex wine, endowed with great elegance starting with its marked garnet colour and its bouquet of tobacco, roses and violets that do not fail to refine further with time.
On the full palate one finds the consistent but sweet tannins, characteristic of the Castiglione vineyard and Scarrone in particular.
While waiting for the 2019 vintage to be ready to drink, you can savour the 2015 vintage.
You can learn more about the characteristics of Barolo Scarrone and download the technical sheet on our dedicated page.