2015 Paolo Scavino Barolo Ravera DOCG

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Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Piemonte
Appellation Barolo
Winery Paolo Scavino
Vintage 2015
Grape Nebbiolo
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14.5%)
Drink window 2022 - 2045
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The Ravera is a new wine from winery Paolo Scavino! Given the great other Barolos from this winery, and the equally favorable reviews, this Barolo will not be inferior. The nebbiolo grapes come from the eponymous (Ravera) vineyard from the village of Novello. This vineyard is located in the southwest of the Barolo area and has an eastern exposure. The vineyard is located at an altitude of about 430 meters (the highest vineyard in the winery) and was planted in 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2005. Due to its height and exposure, it is quite cool in this vineyard. The soil is fairly loose and consists mainly of whitish marl (limestone, Marne di Sant'Agata fossils). The combination of coolness, exposure and height contribute to a long cycle of ripening of the nebbiolo grapes. This vineyard is the last to be harvested and the high acidity of this Ravera is a very positive factor for the long and beautiful aging of this Barolo.

The grapes are harvested by hand in the second part of October and then stalked and gently crushed. Maceration and alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel at a controlled temperature with the naturally occurring yeasts. Malolactic conversion into 225 L barrels during the winter follows. Aging: 10 months in neutral French oak barrels and then 12 months in large barrels. Finally 10 months in stainless steel followed by 10 months bottle aging.

This Barolo Ravera is brilliant ruby to garnet red in color with on the nose aromas of rosehip, violet, ash, tobacco, white peaches, red cherries and a hint of balsamic vinegar and mint. In the mouth resolute, full of energy and finesse. The acidity is fairly sharp, the tannins have a nice tension and yet they are harmonious in the structure.

Our advice: leave this wine alone for a few years and then enjoy this wonderful barolo even more.

The wine goes well with red meat (grilled / roasted), lamb, and game dishes.

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Vineyard for 2015 Paolo Scavino Barolo Ravera DOCG

Paolo Scavino winery is a historic winery in the Italian region of Barolo. It was founded in Castiglione Falletto in 1921 by Lorenzo Scavino and his son Paolo. Agriculture has always been a family tradition and passion of the Scavino family.

Now Enrico Scavino runs the family domain together with his daughters Enrica and Elisa, the 4th generation. He already worked in the winery in 1951 when he was only 10 years old. A young winemaker who has inherited the passion and dedication of his country. Through more than 60 years of experience, his focus has been on investing in Nebbiolo's major cru to demonstrate the uniqueness of each terroir. The working method of this beautiful winery is inspired by the love and respect they have for their terroirs. Their pursuit of purity of expression, complexity and elegance for their wines is also a great source of inspiration. The winery works with the 3 local grapes Dolcetto, Barbera and Nebbiolo.

Paolo Scavino winery owns 29 hectares in the Barolo area, and works on 20 historic Barolo crus in Castiglione Falletto, Barolo, La Morra, Novello, Serralunga d'Alba, Verduno and Roddi. The Scavino family stands out for their meticulous care of the vineyards and their passion for the terroir. They focus on the care of the vines in order to grow ripe and healthy grapes. When making the wine, minimal interventions are pursued to preserve the natural diversity of the terroir.

More Information
Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Piemonte
Appellation Barolo
Winery Paolo Scavino
Grape Nebbiolo
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2015
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2045
Alcohol % 14.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 94
James Suckling rating 96
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Rustic, Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Red fruit, Tannines
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe
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