2012 FRATELLI REVELLO BAROLO
$96.00

Producer: Fratelli Revello

Grape: Nebbiolo

Pronunciation: “bah-ro-loh”

Region: Barolo, Piedmont, Italy

Zone: DOCG of 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: The standard Barolo ‘Normale’ from Revello usually shows best straight off the bat, whilst I find the cru wines tend to take their time to come together, especially the Conca and Rocche which are more influenced by their oak treatment.

“Revello's 2012 Barolo is a pretty, soft wine to drink now and over the next few years. Sweet red cherries, flowers and spices give the 2012 much of its open-knit appeal in the racy style that is such a signature of the Revello house style. This is the first vintage of the straight Barolo that includes a dollop of fruit from a parcel in Serralunga.” – Antonio Galloni

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: 24 months in French barrels using 20% new and 80% used, and bottled in the month of July of the year preceding market release. Available for sale four years after harvest, in March

Alcohol (%) 15%

Wine Review:

"Revello's 2012 Barolo is a pretty, soft wine to drink now and over the next few years. Sweet red cherries, flowers and spices give the 2012 much of its open-knit appeal in the racy style that is such a signature of the Revello house style. This is the first vintage of the straight Barolo that includes a dollop of fruit from a parcel in Serralunga." 88pts - Antonio Galloni