Vietti "Ravera" Barolo DOCG 2011 [1.5L MAGNUM]
(Piedmont, Italy) - [VM 96] [JS 93]
Regular price $500.00 Sale price $379.97 Save $120.03
About the Winery:
Located in the heart of the Langhe hills, at the top of the village of Castiglione Falletto, the Vietti wine cellar was founded in the late 1800s by Carlo Vietti. Alfredo Currado married Luciana Vietti and is largely responsible for the resurrection of the Arneis grape. Today the estate is led by Luca Currado Vietti and his wife Elena.
In 2016 the historic winery was acquired by Krause Holdings, enabling Luca and Elena Currado, the fourth generation in charge of the Vietti brand, to add a number of prized crus to the estate’s holdings, all while maintaining the family approach for which the cellar has always been known.
Notes from the Winemaker:
Intense garnet red color. Very classic and traditional with a robust structure and intense tannins. Bouquet still closed right now with slight hints of yeast. It opens slowly in the glass with hints of spice and menthol. In the final the powerful structure and concentration soften the tannins potential.
Food Pairings: Game, red meats, cheeses
From the single vineyard Ravera in Novello with 4.900 plants per hectare and between 5 and 60 years old. Ravera in Novello is a fabulous hill facing south-west, with a calcareous-clay ground. Total surface of 2.7 hectares. The production is of 20 hectoliters per hectare.
35 days in stainless steel vats, 5 of which are in cold pre-fermentation maceration, alcoholic fermentation, and then a long post-fermentation maceration at a temperature between 30/32 ° C (86-89.6°F). Daily air pumping-over using the old system called submerged cap. Slow malolactic fermentation in large casks almost until the end of the spring. The wine then stays more than a year on the lees and the Co2 produced during the malolactic fermentation in a reductive environment without sulfur.
Aging: The wine is aged for 32 months in Slovenian oak casks. Bottled unfiltered on July 2013.
Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo
Alcohol: 14.92% Alc. by vol.
Total Acidity: 6.01 g/L.
Total dry extract: 30.4 g/L
Ratings & Reviews
"The 2011 Barolo Ravera is once again the most vibrant and nuanced of the Vietti Barolos. Freshly cut flowers, crushed rocks, mint and bright red stone fruits are all shaped by a very classic sense of mineral-inflected drive that is such a Ravera signature. The 2011 is a more than worthy follow up to the epic 2010. It's great to see this high-altitude district in Novello finally getting its due." - Antonio Galloni (November 2014)
93 Points - James Suckling:
"A soft and velvety red with plum, hazelnut and chocolate character. Full body, round tannins and a fresh finish. Very attractive young wine. Better in 2017." (April 13th, 2015)