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Carlo took over the management of the estate in 1987 and he was joined by his brother Enzo in 1990. 1993 is the year when the wines started being made in a style which responded to the philosophy of the two brothers: short fermentations with the skins, small oak ovals.
The grandfather of Carlo and Enzo was a sharecropper of the local parish of San Martino. In 1967 he bought the first plot after which other plots were added to the property over the years. At first the vineyard extension was 5 hectares with an average production of 25,000 bottles per year, at present the vineyard extension is 14.5 hectares with an average production of 85,000 bottles/year.
Conca was the last cru to be purchased (in 2000) while the crus of Gattera and of Giachini were purchased by the father of the two brothers.
Carlo mainly follows the work in the vineyards, Enzo mainly follows the work in the cellar (although Carlo and Enzo both work as agronomists and as oenologists).
Gattera is adjacent to the winery. The symbol of Gattera is the beautiful cedar of Lebanon planted right on the top of the hill in 1856. The soil is white, calcareous. It yields wines that are austere, with evident tannins and with a good acidity. The exposure is south-east. The wines made from these vines are matured in large Slavonian oak casks in order to enhance their classical character. This cru is different from the other ones of the area. A part of the vines were planted in 1954 and a part in 1987. All the vines follow the contour lines of the hill. The first vintage of Revello’s Barolo Gattera was 1999 and large oak has been utilised since 2001 for the wines.
Giachini is the natural continuation of the Rocche dell’Annuziata vineyard. Its fully southern exposure is extraordinary. The soil is lighter, than the one of the other crus, with a small percentage of sand. It is an historical cru. The vines of Giachini were planted by the grandfather of Enzo and Carlo in 1954. Distinctive features of the wines are principally their elegance and a nose with notes due to evolution such as china root. This was the first vineyard to be vinified on its own. The first harvest took place in 1994. The wines, as for the other crus with the exception of Gattera, mature in French oak barriques, half of which are new and half of which are second and third use.
Conca is next to the homestead and below the road that goes to La Morra. It is a natural and very protected amphitheatre. The exposure is a full south. It is the warmest vineyard of the estate. The vines of Conca were planted part in 1954 and part in 2001.
The nose of the wines shows ripe fruit, jam notes and the wines are more “masculine” in comparison to the wines of the other crus. The first vintage produced was 2000. This vineyard was purchased by the Revello family in 2001.
Rocche together with Brunate is the most important cru of La Morra. The part belonging to the Revello estate is tiny, only 1,000 bottles of Barolo (4 barriques) are made per year. The vines were planted in 1954.
The Barbera and Dolcetto vineyards
Barbera and Dolcetto occupy the spaces not planted with Nebbiolo. The most recent vineyards were planted by Carlo and Enzo in 1990.
Barbera Ciabot du Re is a selection, it is not a single vineyard wine. The production depends upon the vintage. In good vintages approximately 10,000 bottles are produced, otherwise the production is lower.
The vineyards of the “regular” Barbera were planted after 2000.
The vineyards of Dolcetto are the oldest. In the past the vineyards were mainly planted with this variety. Where possible, the vineyards was replanted with Nebbiolo, the plots that were not suitable for Nebbiolo were replanted with Barbera.
Enzo and Carlo have recently purchased 3.5 vineyards in Serralunga: 3 hectares of Nebbiolo for the production of Barolo and 0.5 hectares for the production of Langhe Nebbiolo.