Barolo Ravera 2011
Designation: Barolo DOCG
Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo
Winemaking: From the single vineyard Ravera in Novello with 4.900 plants per hectare and between 5 and 60 years old. Ravera in Novello is a fabulous hill facing south-west, with a calcareous-clay ground. Total surface of 2.7 hectares. The production is of 20 hectoliters per hectare.
35 days in stainless steel vats, 5 of which are in cold pre-fermentation maceration, alcoholic fermentation, and then a long post-fermentation maceration at a temperature between 30/32 ° C (86-89.6°F). Daily air pumping-over using the old system called “submerged cap.” Slow malolactic fermentation in large casks almost until the end of the spring.
The wine then stays more than a year on the lees and the Co2 produced during the malolactic fermentation in a reductive environment without sulfur.
Aging: The wine is aged for 32 months in Slovenian oak casks. Bottled unfiltered on July 2013.
Description: Intense garnet red color. Very classic and traditional with a robust structure and intense tannins. Bouquet still closed right now with slight hints of yeast. It opens slowly in the glass with hints of spice and menthol. In the final the powerful structure and concentration soften the tannins potential.
“Sweet rose petals, mint and racy red fruit are some of the signatures in the 2011 Barolo Ravera. Lifted, aromatic and exquisitely nuanced, the Ravera is shaping up to be magnificent. The Ravera brings together nuanced aromatics, chiseled fruit and pulsating energy. What a gorgeous wine it is”.
(Vinous -Antonio Galloni – September 2014)
Food Pairings: Game, red meats, cheeses
Alcohol: 14.92% Alc. by vol.
Total Acidity: 6.01 g/L.
Total dry extract: 30.4 g/L