Carlo Revello & Figli Barolo 2016
Vineyards in Annunziata village 33 km southeast at 250 meters and southwest at 260 meters above sea level. Calcareous and clay soils.
Vinification in horizontal rotating macerators for approximately 4 days in contact with skins, completion of alcoholic fermentation in steel tanks in approximately 10 days, malolactic fermentation in French barrels. Ageing 24 months in French barrels using 20% new and 80% used.
The classic Carlo Revello & Figli 2016 Barolo represents a blend of fruit from La Morra (the part that adds fragrant intensity to the bouquet) and Serralunga d'Alba, the part that adds structure and power. You get aromas of crushed cherries and dried violets that I would associate with La Morra, but I also pick up on the ferrous or earthy aromas that I associate with Serralunga d'Alba. This vintage shows power, with tannins folded into the rich structure of the wine. Some 16,000 bottles were released.