While our vineyards rest during the winter season, work is progressing in the winery: racking, bottling and packaging are just some of the activities carried out during this time.
Some of the wines from 2020 vintage have been racked from stainless steel vats to big barrels. Dolcetto d’Alba Mandorlo 2020 and Barbaresco Bordini 2018 have been bottled at the end of February, following the right moon phase; the first one is lively and rich in fruity notes while the Barbaresco is particularly fleshy and balsamic.
Our new Barolo vintages are ready to be released on the market: Barolo Cascina Nuova 2017, Barolo Ravera 2017, Barolo Ravera Bricco Pernice 2016 and Barolo Ravera Riserva Vigna Elena 2015.
Barolo Cascina Nuova 2017 and Barolo Ravera 2017 offer a nose loaded with crunchy fruit and spicy aromas; they are fresh, energetic and elegant, a sign that the hot vintage has been interpreted in the right way, preserving all the qualities that could have been penalized due to the weather conditions. In this regard we would like to mention a quote – published on Corriere Romagna magazine – from the renowned wine critic Luca Gardini in favor of 2017 vintage: “Ingiustamente sottovalutata a mio parere ci regalerà delle bellissime sorprese”. It means that 2017 vintage has been unfairly undervalued, but it will be able to pay off, giving us wonderful surprises. In particular, our Barolo Ravera 2017 leaves us really satisfied: even if it is still a bit tight at this juvenile phase, it will give its best in the coming months, showing a remarkable ability to improve over time.
Barolo Ravera Bricco Pernice 2016 and Barolo Ravera Riserva Vigna Elena 2015, austere the former and refined the latter, are great Nebbiolo interpretations which are already pleasant thanks to their complexity, depth and velvet tannins.