2016 Benevelli Barolo Ravera

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Benevelli’s 2016 Barolo Ravera di Monforte is gracious, exquisitely perfumed and totally beguiling from the very first taste. Crushed flowers, mint, white pepper, blood orange and bright red berry fruit all lift from the glass as this weightless, classically austere Barolo shows off its personality. Bright acids and prominent tannins give the 2016 a good deal of bite and nervy energy vis-à-vis the other Barolos in the range. I wouldn’t feel in any rush here. Aging for the Ravera is ten months in 500-liter tonneaux (with about 10% new wood) followed by 13 months in 35HL cask.

Vinous Media | 95 VM
Aromas of blue flower, camphor and pipe tobacco emerge from the glass. The full-bodied palate offers dried black cherry, clove and licorice alongside youthfully austere tannins. Drink 2025–2033.

Wine Enthusiast | 91 WE

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Vintage 2016
Color Red
Country Italy: What are the first things that come to mind when thinking about Italy and Italian culture? There's one thing that nearly everyone tends to mention, it's the food - and where there's fine food, there is almost always fine wine. Italy is the most prolific wine region in the world, outclassing even France in terms of production quantity. Even if you're a complete wine novice, you have almost certainly heard of names such as Barolo and Barbaresco, Italy's most famous wine styles. When it comes to soil composition and other geographical characteristics, Italy offers a lot of diversity, and this never fails to show in the wines themselves.
Producer Piero Benevelli
Rating 95 VM
Region Piedmont: Italian culture values the unbreakable bond we share with family and very few things showcase that connection quite like a shared meal. Therefore, it's only natural that wine would also take its place as an important cultural aspect. Fine Italian produce always goes well with a variety of dishes, and that makes these wines an incredibly popular choice among wine enthusiasts who appreciate a good get-together. The foothills of the Alps help define this region's significantly colder, continental winter climate, but during the summer, the conditions are similar to the region of Burgundy. Flavor-wise, this region has a mind-boggling variety to offer. Not only is there a healthy selection of approved grapes to work with, but the soil often varies from estate to estate, letting every wine stand out. Expect to encounter powerful notes of rose petal flavor, spices, cherries, dried herbs, anise, and many more. Every bottle has a story to tell. Those of you with a tendency to hoard and collect fine wines will be especially intrigued, as Piedmont wines tend to mature extremely well, developing nuance and becoming more and more delicious as time goes on.
Type of Wine Barolo: Barolo have cemented their spot as one of Italy's most famous and desirable achievements, decorating the cellars of every serious wine collector. While the grape they're made from is rather dark and dusty-looking, the elixir that comes from this varietal is an almost crystal clear, light red, like a pair of seductive lips glistening in the candlelight.
Varietal Nebbiolo
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