Vietti ‘Ravera’ Barolo 2018
The grapes for this wine are grown in the single vineyard site Ravera in Novello. The roughly 3 hectares owned by Vietti are located on a wonderful hillside with a southwestern exposure. The soil is calcareous clayey with Sant’Agata’s marls. The grapevines have an average age 30 years with the oldest part planted in 1935. the handpicked Nebbiolo grapes are destemmed and fermented in stainless steel. The wine then aged for 32 months in large oak casks. It was bottled without filtration. In the glass, Ravera greets you with an intense garnet red color. Initially its nose is reserved, but this opens in the glass after a little while to reveal complex floral and fruity notes. It is quite intense on the palate, with ripe red fruit sensations. Firm, compact tannins make this a very classic Barolo that will reward patient cellaring. It has a vibrant, vertical acidity. Ravera is extremely elegant and refined, with a lasting finish. This wine is meant for your dinner table, and is best enjoyed with slow-cooked game, red meats, and Tallegio.