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G D Vajra Barolo "Ravera" DOCG 2016 (Piedmont, Italy) - [JS 95] [WE 94] [AG 94] [RP 94]
G D Vajra Barolo "Coste di Rose" DOCG 2016 (Piedmont, Italy) - [JS 95] [WE 94] [AG 94] [RP 94]


 
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Winery: G D Vajra
Varietal: 100% Nebbiolo
Region: Piedmont, Italy
Vintage: 2016
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: VAJRABAROLORAVERA16-W

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Notes from the Winemaker:
Ravera is the most important single vineyard in Comune di Novello, located on the south-west quadrant of the Barolo area. This site has a very complex underground where marls of Tortonian origin mix with clays and sandstones of the Serravallian period. Our parcels are located in the most southern amphitheater, between 320 and 340 meters asl.

Barolo DOCG Ravera has a powerful and expressive nose with bright red raspberry, pomegranate and orange blossom. There is a lovely balsamic note that leaves the way to a mineral undertone of graphite. Palate has a wonderful width that reveals minerality, wild berries and fruit stones with a noble and austere structure and a lingering, lengthy finish.

Ratings & Reviews
96 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Focused and vibrant, this chiseled red has enticing scents of small red berry, rose, menthol and culinary spice. On the taut, youthfully austere palate, a backbone of firm, fine-grained tannins supports juicy red cherry, strawberry and licorice while fresh acidity keeps it balanced. Give it time to unwind and come together. Drink 2026–2041." - Kerin O’Keefe (9/1/2020)

96 Points - Vinous:
"The 2016 Barolo Ravera is tough as nails today, but it has striking inner sweetness and remarkable persistence. Even so, readers will have to exercise a great deal of patience, as the 2016 is not likely to offer much in the way of pleasure for a number of years. Bright red cherry, mint, white pepper, blood orange and dried flowers give the 2016 brilliant top notes to match its finely sculpted feel. Veins of acidy and tannin add razor-sharp precision throughout. I can't wait to taste this in another few years' time." - Antonio Galloni (Feb 2020)

96 Points - James Suckling:
"The boldest of the G.D. Vajra crus. The nose has very intense, rich and ripe darker cherries with a savory, sanguine edge. The palate has layer upon layer of rich dark berries and concentrated, quite rich tannins that carry plenty of brambly dark-cherry flavor. So keenly defined, too. Impressive weight. Try from 2024." - (28 May, 2020)

95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2016 Barolo Ravera is the most angular, powerful and vertical of the various Baroli presented by G.D. Vajra. The optimal growing conditions of this classic vintage contribute to the wine's vertical lift and pronounced depth. The Ravera cru (that spans the comuni of Novello and Barolo) is characterized by Toronian-era marl with clay and sandstone at 320 to 340 meters above sea level. That's the ideal spot for wines that show both power and elegance. The tannins are sweeter on this wine, but the fiber is tight and firm. Red and purple fruits with licorice, tar and white truffle are folded neatly within. Some 6,000 bottles are hitting the market now." - Monica Larner (23rd Jul 2020)


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