2009 FRATELLI REVELLO BAROLO GIACHINI
$145.00

Producer: Fratelli Revello

Grape: Nebbiolo 100%

Pronunciation: “Nebi-oh-lo”

Region: Piedmont, Italy

Zone: DOCG Barolo

Producer Info:

Carlo and Enzo Revello, who took over from their father from 1990. They specialize in their home commune of La Morra, for the production of various Dolcetto, Barbera and Nebbiolo wines, including parts of La Morra‘s most famous crus, Gattera‘, Giachini‘ and the great Rocche dell‘Annunziata‘. These are really bright, fruity and complex wines.

Tasting note: “This is extremely complex, with chocolate powder, cinnamon, and roses and opening further to fennel seed, raspberry and orange. Stays bright and lively.”

Growing System: Guyot

Soil Composition: Calcarous-clayey

Production: Vinification: in horizontal rotating macerators for approximately 4 days in contact with skins, completion of alcoholic fermentation in steel tanks in approximately 10 days, malolactic fermentation in French barrels

Ageing: in 24 months in French barrels using 50% new 50% used, bottled in the month of July of the year preceding market release. Available for sale four years after harvest, in March

Alcohol (%) 14.5%

Wine Review:

"The 2009 Barolo Giachini is a knockout. Silky, perfumed and refined, the 2009 impresses for its textural finesse and superb sense of harmony. The balance of fruit, tannin and oak is terrific. Like so many 2009s, it's hard to see the Giachini making old bones, but it is absolutely delicious today. The sweet floral notes typical of this site come alive on the close." 92pts - Antonio Galloni