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Giribaldi "Ravera" Barolo DOCG 2017

Giribaldi "Ravera" Barolo DOCG 2017

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The cru vineyards of Ravera are lauded as Barolo's top sites for complex, powerful, long-lived Nebbiolo wines. Known for vibrancy, middle-weight depth and rigidity in youth, wines from Ravera are ideal for cellaring because of the vineyard’s soil, which is made up of clay and sand and is especially rich in iron. This lends the wine a high degree of acidity, more so even than other Barolo. It’s like a time capsule for grape juice — a bottle of Ravera can last seemingly a lifetime.

This is top flight wine at an accessible price (compared to classed growth Bordeaux or Napa Valley). I recently sat for an hour enjoying a single glass. The aromas unravelled, the first sense was rich, concentrated wild berries and cherry. Over time the nose revealed scorched earth, tobacco and roasted coffee.

The first mouthful was warm and reassuring. There are big tannins here, the wine will be better decanted and given time to breathe. The initial sense is of bright red fruit - strawberries, cherries and wild berries. Then there is a smooth dark chocolate undercurrant punctuated with vanilla and spice. The finish is incredibly long, giving you plenty of time to reflect on the wine.

This would pair wonderfully with game or any red meat.

Giribaldi wines are a family affair, they are made by Mario Giribaldi, the third generation of the family. His wines are a reflection of the people who make it, those who work in the vineyard under the all-day sun, or in the cold winter snow. Those who work all day and night in the winery during the harvest to watch the wine slowly transform, those who dress the bottle and look after its image, those who are ambassadors and pass on the passion of those who made it.

The Giribaldi winery began at the beginning of the 20th century and has been producing wines for three generations. In those days, times were hard, and agriculture was not only a means of income but also a real pride for those who loved their land even though it made them suffer so much. It was normal for them to make sacrifices for the land they were brought up on.

Quick Information

Bottle Size: 75cl
ABV: 14.5%%
Current Stock: 20
BIN: BTL-0150
Style: Red
Vegan: Yes
Vegetarian: Yes
Organic: Yes
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Piedmont, Italy

Piedmont is affected by a tug-of-war between two weather systems: the ice cold Alps and the warm Mediterranean temperature. This variation makes the whole area fill up with morning fog that slowly burns off during the day. This means the land higher up on the hills gets more sun. More sun = happy grapes = good wine. It's why Piedmont (or Piemonte) is considered to be Italy's best wine growing region.

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Matteo Giribaldi, Azienda Agricola Mario Giribaldi

Today, thinking of the traditions and love for something alive like wine, I simply continue the work of my father and grandfather with the same passion and devotion. We are a family winery representing the third generation of the Giribaldi wine family, but above all, because we are one big family made up of 10 people, who every day proudly work all together, and share the same passion.

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Nebbiolo

Often referred to as the queen of black grapes, Nebbiolo is the grape of legendary wines such as Barolo and Barberesco. The name derives from nebia which translates as "fog", due to the morning fog which hangs around the vineyards.

The wines are high in tannins, repaying the patient with their ageworthyness. With time they will often develop flavours of violets, herbs, dark fruit and truffles.