Intensely aromatic spices of liquorice, star anise and pepper burst from the glass. The palate is thick-set and velvety, really sumptuous
with bright, lifting small red fruit flavours that characterise the best wines of 2009. A single vineyard Cru in the Serralunga commune
(the same vineyard Gaja uses for his Sperss) that used to go into the regular Barolo, but which Azelia started bottling up separately from
the 2003 vintage. The soils are very poor and shallow, being a mixture of clay and a large proportion of limestone. The wine is aged as per
the regular Barolo, in pre-used large Slavonian oak botti only. The vines are now 45 years old. Since its debut vintage, this cuvée has improved
immeasurably year after year, this is now one of the top single vineyard cuvées from Serralunga.