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2017 Vietti Barolo Ravera Nebbiolo

PiedmontRedHighly RecommendInternationalPrivate Cellar

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Located in the heart of the Langhe hills, at the top of the village of Castiglione Falletto, the Vietti wine cellar was founded in the late 1800s by Carlo Vietti.The estate has gradually grown over the course of time, and today the vineyards include some of the most highly-prized terroirs within the Barolo winegrowing area.The grapes for the Ravera are selected from the single vineyard "Ravera" in Novello, planted with roughly 4,500 units per hectare. The vines have an average age of 28 years with the oldest part planted in 1935. The roughly 3-hectare vineyard is a wonderful hill with a south-western exposure and a clay-limestone soil. The grapes are gently crushed and fermented for about 4-5 weeks in stainless steel tanks with skin contact. This time includes the pre- and post- fermentative maceration using the traditional submerged cap method. Slow malolactic fermentation in large casks until late spring. The wine spends over a year on its fine lees without racking.

Region - Piedmont

Type - Red

Year - 2017

Winery - Barolo & Barbaresco

Grape - Nebbiolo

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

Intense garnet red colour. Austere nose in the beginning, with complex floral notes that open in the glass after several minutes. Hints of red fruit, chalk and white pepper. Fine on the palate, with ripe red fruit sensations. Taut, compact tannins make this a very classic wine. Vibrant, vertical acidity. Extremely elegant and refined. Best decanted a few hours before serving.

Wine descriptors

Captivating and Complex, Dry and Textured, Elegant and Fine, For the Cellar, Something Special, Vibrant and Exciting

Fruit aromas & flavour

Cherries, Red Berries

Other aromas & flavour

Earth, Florals, Herbals, Minerality, Pepper, Spices, Tannins

Body type

medium

Acidity

medium

Food pairings

Pork

Cheese

Pizza

Fish

Red Meat

Pasta

BBQ

Vegetables

Poultry

Shellfish

Oysters

Spicy Foods

Cured Meats

Desserts

The Grape

Nebbiolo

Often referred to as the king of red grapes, Nebbiolo is responsible for some of the greatest wines in the world. The regions of Barbaresco and Barolo, in Piedmont, Italy, create the most revered expressions of the variety and have set the benchmarks for the world over. Nebbiolo is quite light in colour, dry and delicate but packs a punch in aroma and flavour with notes of rose, tar, cherry, red berries, blood orange, licorice, leather, terracotta and earthy herbals. These wines have high acidity and high tannins, making them extremely age worthy that deepen in complexity over decades. Simply stunning wines!

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