Region: Novello, Piedmont
Ravera is Novello’s most famous cru, and makes the best Barolos of the zone. The Ravera is particularly well balanced, with a magnificent body and depth, noble tannins, fruity and spicy aromas, and overall great drinkability. The vineyard is 36 years old.
Winemaker tasting notes: The 2011 vintage was rather warm, which led to fruity and soft characteristics in the aroma and in the mouth. Ravera 2011 is ideal for someone who would like a great Barolo, but does not want to wait years to open it.
Deep garnet-red colour, and good concentration on nose. Full fruit core of flavour, concentrated, robust but elegant and lovely, with many layers and nuances. A great wine which will age very well for another ten years. Very complex – one of the best Barolos I have ever had. ( Caroline April 2018 )
Maturation in 500 litre barrels for the first twelve months, then transferred to oak barrels of fifty hectolitres for two years. Assemblage and bottling done in January 2014, then rests in the bottle at a constant temperature of 14° C for six months before release. First year of production: 1990.
Note that with this vintage and in the future, this Barolo, which was called Barolo Terlo Ravera in the past,
will be simply called Ravera. This is in order to match the provisions of the cru in the MGA (Menzioni Geografiche Aggiuntive), which details the vineyards of the territory, including these two crus under one name.
Ravera 2011 BAROLO DOCG
Alcohol: 15.42% ABV
Total acidity: 6.15 g/l
Dry extract: 30.60 g/l
pH level: 3.51