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About This Wine
Winemaking at the estate has evolved over time, but the one constant, even from the days of Enrica and Elisa’s grandfather, is hygiene: the cleanliness of the winery and health of the grapes remains paramount. Technology has had its influence; Enrico recalls working the vineyards with oxen and horses, and said of the purchase of his first tractor: “I couldn’t have been happier if my father had gifted me a Ferrari!” In 1993, rotofermentors arrived at the estate, and between 1996-1999, Slavonian casks were replaced with French oak. But barriques were always and only used for the first 10 months of aging before the wines were transferred to larger oak botti. The percentage of new oak has been much reduced from a high of 30% in the 1990s to only 20% new from 2004 – 2008, and 17% new in 2011 and 2012. For the 2015 harvest, they have further reduced the percentage new to just 14%. In addition, quality control at the estate is absolutely crucial. Scavino could make more wine, but they choose to sell 10-30% of their production in bulk to maintain their high standards. This small family farm, which essentially started with 5.5 hectares, now manages 29 hectares of vineyards, and regularly finds itself classified among the other top estates of the Barolo region.