Fratelli Revello Barolo Conca 2007
Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
Brilliant garnet red color. The nose is fine and elegant with very ripe blue fruit (prunes, blueberry), sweet spices, and licorice. The flavors are rich, warm, soft, and clean with sweet tannins and a quite fresh, long finish.
James Suckling - "A wine, with intense fruit, spices and chocolate on the nose and palate. Full and balanced, with velvety and polished tannins. Gorgeous. Best after 2015. "
The Wine Advocate - "The 2007 Barolo Conca is a touch less aromatically compelling than the Giachini, but it makes up for that with a gorgeous, pure expression of generous, dense fruit. This south-facing vineyard is located in an amphitheater that traps heat, and that warmth comes through very nicely here, yet without being overdone. Round, silky tannins frame the exquisite finish."
International Wine Cellar - "Good deep red. Aromas of black raspberry, violet, mint, licorice and tobacco. Deep, layered and rich, with terrific concentration to its dark fruit, violet and oak flavors. A bit aggressive following the Vigna Giachini, but the wine's sheer thickness of texture is leavened by ripe acidity. Finishes with big, broad, ripe, palate-dusting tannins, considerable power and a hint of warmth."
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Fratelli Revello Winery
Revello Farms, run by the brothers Carlo and Lorenzo, is located in frazione Annunziata in the commune of La Morra. In the estate vineyards Dolcetto d'Alba, Barbera d'Alba, Nebbiolo and Barolo are produced. Vineyards are taken care of by hand, as well as the harvest, according to the old tradition (pruning in July, harvest between 15 of September and 15 of October). View all Fratelli Revello Wines
About PiedmontView a map of Piedmont wineries (PEED-mont)
Notable FactsNot just regulated to red wine, Piedmont also produces some notable whites, particularly those near the district of Gavi and Asti. Gavi produces still white wine from the Cortese grape. The wine is dry with a crisp, citrus-like acidity – fairly neutral but pleasant. Arneis is another grape/wine made in the area, creating a fuller wine that displays some nuttiness in the aroma and taste. Asti is well known for its sparkling wine – in particular Asti Spumante and Moscato d'Asti. Asti Spumante is typically higher in alcohol, sweetness & fizziness, while its higher-class cousin, Mostcato d'Asti, contains lower alcohol levels, a few less bubbles, and a more restrained and delicate representation of Moscato fruit.
A little ditty about Italy...This country has about as many wines as its had governments. With 20 different regions, hundreds of DOCs and even more indigenous varieties, the amount of wine made in Italy is mind-boggling. Most of the juice, however, remains in the country for thirsty Italians. Wine is food in Italy and its rare that a meal is consumed without a glass of vino. That said, it's not common to find many folks drinking wine without food either. In turn, it's a match, and a mighty good one at that. In fact, it's safe to say that Italian wine is a foodie wine – one that goes on the table for a myraid of meals.
For regions, the most popular are Tuscany (home of Chianti), Piedmont and the Tre-Venezie, which includes Veneto, Trentino Alto-Adige and Friuli. Other communes of note are in Southern Italy, and a few good wines are made elsewhere in the country. The islands of Sardinia and Sicily are members of the Italian winemaking community as well.
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