Barolo d.o.c.g Ravera

Municipality of production
Barolo
Grape Variety
100% Nebbiolo
Exposure
South-West
Altitude (a.s.l.)
300 m
Soil
Marn-Calcareus
Training system
Guyot.
Age of the vineyard (years)
10/12
Plant density
4,500 plants
Cropping level per hectare
70 ql grapes
Harvest
October
Alcohol by volume
14.0% Vol (based on the vintage)
Serving temperature
16°-18°

Barolo Ravera is produced with the grapes of the most important cru in Novello, a guarantee of fine aromas, sapid flavor, and great complexity. The mainly calcareous soil of this historical vineyard adds elegance and structure to the wine, making it ideal for aging. Austere and severe in its early years, Barolo Ravera loses none of its typicality with the passing of time.

Processing

After the harvest it comes the destalking, soft pressing, follows a fermentation in Inox still tanks to temperature controlled at 28°. This consists in leaving the must in contact with the skins and pips for 18 days. After racking, the ideal conditions for a perfect malolactic fermentation are created in the cellar. The wine matures in Slavonia oak big barrel (2.500lt) for 42 months and ages in the bottle for 6 months before being sold. For all step nothing is neglected; everything is done respecting the tradition but with the most modern methodologies and tools.

Tasting notes

Ruby red colour which shows a crystalline brilliance. Intense bouquet, full and lingering; it recalls dried roses, alpine flowers and noble wood. Great structure – well-balanced thanks to the ripe tannins. Nuanced and lingering aromas and good acidity makes the Ravera a pleasing and charming wine.

Reccomended pairing

It can be served with big red meat dishes and mature cheeses, it can also make for pleasant after-dinner.

Guide Vintage Score
I vini di Veronelli - Guida Oro 2014

91/100

James Suckling 201492/100
Wines Critics 201490/100
Mundus Vini 2014Silver
Gilbert & Gaillard 201493/100
Bibenda 2013

I vini di Veronelli - Guida Oro 2013

92/100

Wine Enthusiast 201389/100
Falstaff 201391/100
Vini d'Italia - Espresso 2013

Top 100

Vini buoni d'Italia 2013

Merano Wine Festival 2013

Korean Wine Challenge 2013Medaglia d'Oro
Jancis Robinson 201317++/20
IWSC 201393/100
Vinum - Europas weinmagazine 201317,5
Decanter World Wine Awards 2013Bronze
International Wine Challenge 2013Bronze
Gilbert & Gaillard 201394/100
Mundus Vini 2013Silver
James Suckling 201393/100
Wein Wirtschaft 201292/100
Bibenda 2012

I vini di Veronelli - Guida Oro 2012

92/100

Vini d'Italia - Gambero Rosso 2012

James Suckling 201292/100
Prosit - ONAV 2012

Jancis Robinson 201217.5/20
Vinum - Europas weinmagazine 201217.5/20
Falstaff 201288
Wine Enthusiast 201289
Merano Wine Festival 2012

Mundus Vini 2012Gold
IWSC 2012Silver
Gilbert & Gaillard 201295/100
Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2012Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards 2012Bronze
Vini d'Italia - Gambero Rosso 2011

Mundus Vini 2011Gold
Mundus Vini 2010Gold
Vini d'Italia - Gambero Rosso 2009

I vini di Veronelli - Guida Oro 2009

92/100

Mundus Vini 2009Grand Gold
Annuario dei migliori vini italiani - Luca Maroni 200885/100
Vini d'Italia - Gambero Rosso 2008

Mundus Vini 2008Gold
Vini d'Italia - Espresso 2008

16/20

Vini d'Italia - Gambero Rosso 2007

International Wine Challenge 2007Bronze
I vini di Veronelli - Guida Oro 2007

94/100

Vini d'Italia - Espresso 2007

16/20

Vini d'Italia - Gambero Rosso 2006

International Wine Challenge 2006Silver
I vini di Veronelli - Guida Oro 2006

93/100

Wine Spectator 200595/100
International Wine Challenge 2005Silver
I vini di Veronelli - Guida Oro 2005

93/100

I vini di Veronelli - Guida Oro 2004

92/100

Wine Spectator 200492/100
I vini di Veronelli - Guida Oro 2003

Vini d'Italia - Espresso 2003

Vini buoni d'Italia 2002

Decanter World Wine Awards 200215.5/20