Barolo, Ravera
    Paolo Scavino

    Barolo, Ravera,



    Paolo Scavino, Barolo, Ravera, 2015

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Paolo Scavino, Barolo, Ravera, 2015

    This is the first vintage of a new Scavino acquisition – 3ha of Ravera which, at 430 metres altitude, is their highest vineyard and the last to be harvested. A cool and windy terroir that faces east from which only 6000 bottles are produced, the rest is sold in bulk. Powerful, explosive and energetic on entry to the palate. Virile, intense fruit flavours of sloe, bramble and loganberry. Excellent freshness and crunch. Big and bold in shape but with tremendous vitality helping the wine keeps its direction and focus. This needs time to settle but promises much.

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous
    The 2015 Barolo Ravera is rather dense and monolithic in feel. And even so, there is something about the Ravera that is deeply intriguing. Rose petal, chalk, pine and a host of mineral and floral notes are presently buried under the wine's huge fruit, but there is plenty to look forward to. I can't wait to see how the 2015 ages, and how future vintages develop. To be sure, this is an impressive debut.
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    Paolo Scavino

    Paolo Scavino

    One of Italy’s great Estates with holdings in Barolos finest Crus, Cannubi, Bric del Fiasc and Rocche dell’Annuziata. Along with Elio Altare, Enrico Scavino is surely responsible for the great reputation Piedmont has today. Since the 1980s he has been crafting benchmark modern Barolo. Through meticulous vineyard work, fermentations and finishing in a mixture of French oak barriques and the larger traditional ‘Botti’ casks, Enrico makes svelte wines whose polish and sophistication enhance rather than shroud their character and typicity. Their flagship must surely be the Bric del Fiasc, one of the earlier examples of a Barolo single vineyard bottling, the first vintage being 1978. It has a sun-blanched south-western exposure and one of the region's most complex soil compositions - a complex mixture of blue grey marne, sand, limestone and redder sandstone - the coming together of the Tortonian soils of La Morra & Barolo and the Helvetian soils of the Serralunga valley. This is a wine the embodies Castiglione: Powerful and long lived, spicy yet with more elegant highlights of bright red fruit. As complete a Barolo as you will find.

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