2009 FRATELLI REVELLO BAROLO ROCCHE DELL ANNUNZIATA
$215.00

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: “Bursting with bright red fruits, chocolate, herbs, spices and many more characters – yet all is held tightly bound by almost fierce tannin and acid.”

Growing System: Guyot

Soil Composition: Calcarous-clayey

Production: Vinification in steel tanks with frequent pump overs for approximately 6 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:

"From one of the great sites in Piedmont, the 2009 Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata shows why this vineyard is so highly regarded. For starters, the tannins are quite finessed for the year, and that alone is remarkable. A great vineyard will do that. Layers of expressive red fruits, rose petals, spices and tobacco flow from an effortless, gracious Barolo built on pure texture. An intense, creamy finish rounds things out in style. This is dazzling juice." 93pts - Antonio Galloni