"The 2012 Barolo Ravera is once again a star. Finely cut and chiseled throughout, the 2012 boasts striking precision and nuance. Rose petal, chalk, white pepper, cranberry and pomegranate burst forward in a brilliant, exceptionally polished Barolo built on pure, sculpted elegance. Over the last few years Vietti has done a tremendous job in taming the intense Ravera tannins while preserving all of the focus that makes the wines from this site so alluring. The Ravera has been fabulous on the two occassions I have tasted it so far. -AG" –Mar 2016
Wine Advocate Vietti, 2012 Vietti Barolo Ravera DOCG
"The 2012 Barolo Ravera is a beautiful wine and a fully-loaded Nebbiolo. The wine offers thick lines and deep concentration with seamless integration even at this very young stage in its evolution. The bouquet is redolent of dried cherry, spice, tar and tilled earth. This is a wine of utmost elegance, grace and nobility. Past vintages have appeared firmly closed when tasted too young, but the 2012 vintage is more relaxed and unclenched than expected."
From the hillside vineyard Ravera in Novello with vines that are up to 60 years old. The juice spends a total of 35 days in stainless steel vats (5 of which are in cold pre-fermentation maceration) for the alcoholic fermentation and a long post-fermentation maceration. Daily open-air pumping-over is employed and a slow malolactic fermentation in large casks ensues. The wine is aged for 32 months on the lees in Slovenian oak casks. Bottled unfiltered.