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Barolo, "Ravera" 2011

Vietti

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. Pair with game, red meats, cheeses.

Country:
Italy
Region:
Piedmont
Appellation/ava:
Barolo
Vineyard designation:
Ravera
Vintage:
2011
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
100% Nebbiolo
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
96

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Aging:
Slovenian oak casks (32 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Organic
Estate:
Yes
Alcohol percentage:
14.92
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
508

Reviews

  • "96 points. 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." (vinous)
  • "95 points. The 2011 Barolo Ravera opens to a pretty garnet color and dark ruby luminosity. The wine delivers tight concentration and a fine texture that adheres closely to the palate. Blackberry, cassis, spice, leather and tobacco emerge from the glass. Barolo Ravera also offers an earthy tone of white truffle or porcino mushroom. Soft oak density and thick fruit extract give the wine beautiful, full-bodied appeal. Give it ten more years of cellar aging to lose the baby fat." (Wine Advocate)

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