Barolo Tour - Revello
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Fratelli Revello was our very first visit at this Barolo Tour - monday morning at 10 am.
Revello is situated in La Morra and is one of Elio Altares "students" from the time where Barolo production went from traditional to modern winemaking in the area.
With "modern" winemaking we mean the use of barrique for ageing the wine. Producers of the modern method started using small 225 liters barrique instead of large oak casks as it was tradition until the 1980'es.
The Revello family went tenant-farmer of a domain owned by the parish S. Martin in La Morra, in 1954. The year after Giovanni, the grandfather, and his two sons, Carlo and Enzo, started to cultivate the vineyards. The grapes were sold to bigger producers.
Then in 1967 the first vinification by the Revello family was made and the wine was sold on the market.
At 1982 the activity stopped for five years, because Enzo and Carlo choosed other professions.
In 1987 Carlo decided to turn back to the family domain and continue to work with the wine.
After three years Enzo also decided to come back and they took over the farm from their father Giacomo and their uncle Ercole.
Since 1992 Enzo and Carlo have been producing their own wine. Special work in the vineyards, "green harvest" and with help of new technology at the vinfication the wine has become quite famous internationally for it's quality.
Since 1990 the farm has been combined with a farm resort complete with 4 rooms.
When we arrived this monday morning we meet up with Enzo and his wife for a tating of the present vintages.
The wines for tasting this day was:
Dolcetto d'Alba 2011
Barbera d'Alba 2011
Langhe Nebbiolo 2011
Barbera d'Alba Ciabot du Re 2010
Barolo Gattera 2008
Barolo Giachini 2008
Barolo Conca 2008
Barolo Rocche dell'Annunciata 2008
You'll find the tasting notes later in this article except for the Barolo 2008 which was opend 3 day prior to our visit, so it wouldn't be fair to review it....
Above you see the quite famous Barbera d'Alba Ciabot du Re and to the right you see Vinhulen.dk together with Enzo and his wife.
Before these photos you see a photo of the vineyards taken directly from the estate.
Fratelli Revello has 17 hectares with wine - 4 in Serralunga d'Alba and 13 in La Morra.
The annual production is around 75.000 bottles.
Dolcetto d'Alba is produced from 100% Dolcetto grapes and age in steeltanks for 10 months. Vineyard planted in 1980. Grapes come from La Morra.
Barbera d'Alba is produced from 100% Barbara grapes and age in steeltanks for 10 months. Vineyard planted in 1995. Grapes come from La Morra.
The Barbera d'Alba Ciabot du Re is put in new barrique for 18 months. Released 2 years after harvest. Vineyard planted in 1975. Grapes come from La Morra.
Langhe Nebbiolo is produced from 100% Nebbiolo grapes and age 12-14 months in used French barrels. Vineyard planted in 1996. Grapes come from La Morra.
Barolo is produced from 100% Nebbiolo grapes and age 24 months in 20% new and 80% used French barrels. Vineyard planted in 1960-63. Grapes come from La Morra.
Barolo Giachini is produced from 100% Nebbiolo grapes and age 24 months in 50% new and 50% used French barrels. Vineyard planted in 1954. Grapes come from La Morra.
Barolo Concais produced from 100% Nebbiolo grapes and age 24 months in 50% new and 50% used French barrels. Vineyard planted in 1954. Grapes come from La Morra.
Barolo Gattera is produced from 100% Nebbiolo grapes and age 24 months in 100% Slavonian oak barrels. Vineyard planted in 1960 - 1995. Grapes come from La Morra.
Barolo Rocche dell'Annunciata is produced from 100% Nebbiolo grapes and age 24 months in 50% new and 50% used French barrels. Vineyard planted in 1960. Grapes come from La Morra.
L'Insieme is produced from 40% Nebbiolo, 30% Barbera d'Alba Ciabot du Re and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and age 24 months in 50% new and 50% used French barrels. Grapes come from La Morra.
L'Insieme is part of a project carried out by 8 wine producers, each of them producing their wine L’Insieme with the best wines of their company. To each bottle produced the producers deposits 5 euros into a fund which is given to charity each year.
As you see above, we were going to taste a lot of wine this morning:
If you want to see our review of a particulary wine or more, just click on the wine, and you'll be forwarded to our wine database with over 5.300 Italian wine reviews:
Dolcetto d'Alba 2011, Revello
Barbera d'Alba 2011, Revello
Langhe Nebbiolo 2011, Revello
Barbera d'Alba Ciabot du Re 2010, Revello
L'Insieme 2009, Revello
Barolo Gattera 2008, Revello
Barolo Giachini 2008, Revello
Barolo Conca 2008, Revello
Barolo Rocche dell'Annunciata 2008, Revello
If you ever come to the small town of La Morra, don't forget to visit Fratelli Revello. Just remember to write them first and get an appointment.
You can visit the website of Fratelli Revello at this adress: Fratelli Revello
The wine from Fratelli Revello is imported in Denmark by Enoteca.
You can find the wine here: Enoteca
Until next time....