vietti, barolo, ravera 2015
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
96
JAMES SUCKLING
95

2015 vietti, barolo, ravera

Why We're Buying

Classic. Traditional. Robust. Vietti Barolo Ravera is the marquee nebbiolo of La Morra. Overflowing with character and energy, it's no surprise that wine critic Antonio Galloni honored 2016 Barolo Ravera with a perfect score, writing, "The 2016 is quite simply a stunning, breathtaking wine. Don't miss it."

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
96

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Starting off a bit shy and closed at first, the 2015 Barolo Ravera showed noticeably better in the sample that had been opened a few hours prior to my arrival at the winery for my annual visit. This makes perfect sense as Vietti’s wines are intentionally slow at first but are built to endure the long haul. From the Novello township, this vineyard site is recognized for it power, structure and the uniquely broad approach it shows to the palate. There is a larger span of black fruit at its core. The positioning of the Ravera cru means it is open to the elements and the cold air from the Alps, and the wines result in freshness and mineral character as well. Luca Currado describes a salty, anchovy-like aroma that does indeed appear. Otherwise, this wine shows tightly polished and glossy tannins.

JAMES SUCKLING
95

James Suckling

The beautifully fragrant roses are impossible to resist. This oozes charm. Also, there are red cherries, cocoa powder and an array of wild herbs in the mix. The palate has toned yet muscular tannins that build nicely to deliver a concentrated core of ripe red-cherry flavor that holds long, fresh and youthful. Great Barolo. Try from 2022.

WINE ENTHUSIAST
93

Wine Enthusiast

The nose is rather shy but eventually reveals balsamic aromas of camphor that mingle with blue flowers and pipe tobacco. It’s full bodied and austere, delivering dried cherry, pomegranate and licorice framed in tightly woven, grainy tannins that leave a firm, drying finish. Drink 2023–2030.

WINE SPECTATOR
94

Wine Spectator

This red is full of sweet ripe plum, cherry and tar flavors, accented by tobacco and underbrush notes. Thick, dusty tannins coat the gums and put a clamp on the finish for now, but this shows potential. Best from 2023 through 2045.