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Revello Fratelli Barolo DOCG 2012

Estate: Following WWII, the Revello family moved to L’Annunziata in La Morra, by 1954 they were selling their grapes. Over the years they purchased and rented land, increasing the size of their estate. The estate vineyards are located in the “old Giachini and Rocche dell’Annunziata church properties; in the Conca, Gattera and Gorette”. In 1967 Giacomo Revello bottled the family’s first estate Barolo. Giacomo’s sons, Enzo and Carlo took over the 9 hectare estate in 1990, releasing their first Barolo DOCG in 1993. The brothers focused on vinifying each of their crus separately, gaining recognition for their artisanal wines. Today Enzo’s children, Simone and Elena have taken over the care of the vineyards and winemaking.

Winemaking: Vineyards are farmed using organic and sustainable viticulture methods. Fermentation is done with native yeasts, wines are unfined and unfiltered, “so that every individual nuance is left intact”.

Grapes are from vineyards around the Annunziata MGA [cru], southeast facing at 250 meters in elevation with calcareous clay soil. 80% is aged in used French barriques, 20% in new for 24 months, followed by time in the bottle.

Estate: Garnet in colour, with aromas of black cherry, black currant, tarry earth, soft cigar box spice and wildflowers. Fruit driven, with all the cherries [black, red and morello], plum and blackberry over a core of tarry earth, white pepper and firm tannins. Fresh acidity highlights rich black currant, black pepper and eucalyptus on the lengthy finish. Straightforward, approachable versatile at the table.

100% Nebbiolo
Barolo DOCG
Italy
Estate Bottled by Azienda Agricola Revello F.
14.5% Alcohol
$27

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