One of the most coveted vineyard sites in Barolo, Ravera is the proverbial iron fist in a velvet glove. Big fruit, big tannins and crisp, defining acidity are the hallmark of this site. purity and power combined.
96 Point Score by Kerrin Okeefe
Italian Wine Specialist & Author (Italian Editor for Wine Enthusiast 2013-2022 & covered Italian wines for Decanter)
Blue flower, perfumed berry and camphor aromas segue into flavors of strawberry compote, white pepper and Alpine herb. It’s focused, vibrant and all about finesse, with bright acidity and a pristine finish. Fine-grained tannins offer lithe support.
95 Point Score Jeb Dunnuck
Aromatically more expressive and ripe with red flowers and fruits, the Ravera is more exuberant and open at this stage, with candied cherry, menthol, and sweet balsamic herbs. The palate takes a more savory and coiled stance at this youthful stage, with iron-rich earth, grenadine, and salted orange. Building tannins are in concert with a persistent spine of acidity that will need time to loosen its grip, but this is a fantastic wine to hold.