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Sordo Ravera Barolo 2012 Wine Review

Sordo Ravera Barolo 2012

Sordo Ravera Barolo 2012

Piedmont DOCG, Italy

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $39.00

Drink: 2018-2035

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Sordo

Agent: Fettah Wine Services

Natalie's Score: 93/100

Lovely! Could use more cellar time. Dark cherry, firm tannins with savoury herbs and tanned leather. Made from the Nebbiolo grape.

Barolo food pairings: roasts, game.

This Sordo Ravera Barolo 2012 was reviewed on September 28, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Bright aromas of young cherry, dried herbs, violets, and a touch of vanilla. Very grippy in the mouth with loads of young tannins, and medium-high acidity, making this a great candidate for ageing. The taste repeats the young cherry, with raspberry and some of the violet coming through on the palate as well. Pair with duck, turkey, firm cheeses, or savoury tomato dishes if you can age this for a few years.
Distinguishes itself, from the geological point of view, as belonging to the formation of the Tortonian. It is rather loose and rich soil, made up of whitish marl resting on more compact layers of brownish gray marl.
Processing: Crushing and-stemming, long maceration with submerged cap 4-6 Weeks (Depending on the year)
Vinification: In stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures
Maturing Process: 6 months in stainless steel tanks
Aging: 24 months in barrels of Slavonian oak oversize.

Source: Winery (Sordo Giovanni Azienda Agricola)

1 Member would buy this wine again

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