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Reva

Reva
2013 Ravera, Barolo DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Piedmont Barolo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14.5%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$89.99
Cellar Selection

Reva
2013 Ravera, Barolo DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Piedmont Barolo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14.5%
Dusty garnet color. Earthy aromas of wet straw, sweet tomato jam, incense, blackstrap molasses, red plum, peppermint, and lime candies with a lightly tannic, vibrant, dry medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length cherry pits and straw finish with grippy tannins. A very dry, old-school styled Barolo to wash down a rich meal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full & Old World
Aroma Aroma: wet straw, sweet tomato jam, incense, blackstrap molasses, red plum, peppermint, and lime candies
Taste Flavor: cherry pits and straw
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very dry, old-school styled Barolo to wash down a rich meal.

The Importer

R.S. Lipman Company

The Importer
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Nashville, TN 37228
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Piedmont Barolo

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Barolo, known as "the king of wines, the wine of kings", is one of the greatest red wines in the world. It is produced exclusively from the Nebbiolo grape from eleven communes in the province of Cuneo in Italy's Piedmont region. One of those communes is Barolo itself, for which the wine is named.

Barolo is an extremely long-lived wine due to its structure- the wine is made from the oldest and best situated vineyards - as well as the tannins from the Nebbiolo grape. Forty or fifty years is not unreasonable for a Barolo from the best producers in the finest vintages, but even a lighter Barolo drinks well for ten to twelve years.

Barolo has famously been described as having flavors of tar and roses; this is often true. There are also flavors of dried cherry or wild strawberry along with notes of cedar, orange peel and sage. Older Barolos take on a balsamic note.

Pair these wines with rich red meats, roasts and aged cheeses.

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