G.D. Vajra, Barolo, Ravera 2012
I am intrigued by Ravera’s indomitable personality. It is crisp like the sound of a Telecaster, straight and electric.
Ravera is recognized as the most important single vineyard in Comune di Novello. It grows on a very complex underground where marls of Tortonian origin mix with sandstones and clays of the Serravallian period. Our parcels are located in the southern amphitheater, between 320 and 340 meters asl. This is a terroir that delivers bright aromatics and unrestrained power, and this is very evident in a late, cool climate vintage as 2018, where Ravera shines thanks to its ample mid palate and racy finish
94 points Wine Enthusiast
Intense and well structured, this offers scents of wild berry, blue flower, chopped herb and a balsamic note. The firm palate boasts juicy black cherry, crushed raspberry, pipe tobacco, licorice and clove alongside a backbone of polished tannins. A mineral note lifts the finish. Drink 2020–2027. Cellar Selection.
94 points Wine Spectator
Piercing scents of rose and cherry introduce this elegant red. Ample berry fruit is shaded by graphite, tobacco and tea flavors as this cruises to a long and fresh aftertaste. Best from 2019 through 2033.