Vietti Barolo "Ravera" DOCG 2015
(Piedmont, Italy) - [AG 95] [JS 95] [DC 92]
Regular price $215.00 Sale price $189.99 Save $25.01
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 Â° C (86-89.6Â°F). Daily air pumping-over using the old system called â€œsubmerged cap.â€ 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.
Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo
Alcohol: 14.34% Alc. by vol.
Total Acidity: 6.01 g/L
Total dry extract: 31.30 g/L
Ratings & Reviews
95 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2015 Barolo Ravera is once again the head of the class at Vietti. Bright, sculpted and wonderfully nuanced, the Ravera is very pretty. Floral aromatics and the pointed, brilliant fruit that is such a Ravera signature are very much in evidence. Hints of blood orange, mint, crushed rocks and flowers add shades of complexity as the 2015 gradually opens up in the glass. This is one of the finer wines of the year. Don't miss it!" - Antonio Galloni (Feb 2019)
95 Points - James Suckling:
"The beautifully fragrant roses are impossible to resist. This oozes charm. Also, there are red cherries, cocoa powder and an array of wild herbs in the mix. The palate has toned yet muscular tannins that build nicely to deliver a concentrated core of ripe red-cherry flavor that holds long, fresh and youthful. Great Barolo. Try from 2022." - (7 Jan, 2019)
92 Points - Decanter Magazine:
"Luca Currado at Vietti offers a very different expression of Ravera that's more extracted and structured than Abrigo's. It shows abundant aromatic force on the nose, with its lush cherry and tobacco aromas. There's fine weight of fruit and considerable density here, and it's robust without being too rugged. It's a solid and complex style, but it's also spicy and lively, and in no way heavy-handed. Long. Drinking Window 2021 - 2038" - 2038 (26 Jan 2019)