G.D. Vajra, Barolo, Ravera 2010
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
95 points Vinous
Vajra's 2010 Barolo is striking. Freshly cut flowers, mint, crushed rocks, pine and aromatic spices all take shape in the 2010 Barolo Ravera. Vibrant and pulsating to the core, the 2010 impresses for its pure tension. Freshly cut flowers, mint and sweet spices add lift, but ultimately the 2010 is a dark, brooding Barolo that is going to require cellaring. There is so much to like here. (AG) 95+ (9/2014)