Barolo Conca 2016 Magnum

£120.00

In stock

Style

Complex Bouquet, Fine Tannins, Medium-Bodied, Perfectly Balanced

Grape

Nebbiolo

Producer

Fratelli Revello

Origin

Italy, Piedmont

Designation

DOCG

ABV

15.5%

Vintage

2016

Size

1.5lt

Wine Production

Vegan

Restrained rosehip, fine spice and pepper bouquet. Open and forward palate which is appealing, rich and seductive. Very good, intense dark berry fruit, nicely integrated tannins, sinewy structure and very good overall balance.

James Suckling Review – 94 Points Revello 2016 Barolo Conca  “Tight, linear Barolo with firm, fine tannins and very pretty length that runs through the wine. Medium-bodied with attractive berry and smoked oak. Some bitterness to the fruit. Try after 2023”

Wine Advocate 92 points 

 A standout vintage, 2016 Barolo is among the greatest vintages of recent decades, potentially the finest vintage ever in Piedmont's "Golden Age".

VINEYARD: Nebbiolo, planted in 1954

EXPOSURE: vineyards in loc. Annunziata subzone Conca dell’Annunziata, measuring 0.7 ha, facing south at 250 metres above sea level

SOIL: Calcareous – Clay

YIELD PER HECTARE: 5.5/6.0 tonnes of grapes

HARVEST TIME: early-mid October

VINIFICATION: in horizontal roto-fermenters for about 6/8 days, with skins, followed by completion of alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks for about 10/15 days. and malolactic fermentation in barriques.

AGEING: in French barriques, 40% new and 60% already used for 24 months; bottling in July the year before release for sale; sale in March of the fourth year after harvesting.

ANALYTICAL DATA: alcohol content 13.5/15.0 % - Vol. total acidity: 5.10/5.80 g/l

Fratelli Revello

“The philosophy behind the production of our wines starts with the assumption that a great wine is made in the vineyard.

This is why we personally devote meticulous care and attention to our vineyards, with constant respect for nature, as a sign of gratitude for the gifts it gives us.

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For years now, we have been practising sustainable viticulture, carrying out just a few targeted treatments, mainly using sulphur and copper-based products and abandoning the use of pesticides and herbicides.

To produce high quality grapes and consequently high quality wine, we carry out two separate green harvests in summer, leaving about 50-60% of the bunches on the vine. This allows us to have a higher concentration of sugars and polyphenols inside the berries.

We take a “modern” approach to vinification, with maceration in temperature-controlled roto-fermenters at a constant temperature of approximately 28-30°C, using only native yeasts.
Alcoholic fermentation is completed in stainless steel vertical tanks, after removing skins and seed.

Malolactic fermentation, for wines that are going to age, takes place in wood.

We use mainly French oak barriques to age our wines, with a percentage of new wood that has gradually been reduced over the years.

We have chosen not to fine or filter our wines, so that every individual nuance is left intact.

Our approach to vinification aims to produce Barolo which is perfect for long bottle-ageing, but which can also be appreciate and understood when still young.”

https://www.revello.wine/en/

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A standout vintage, 2016 Barolo is among the greatest vintages of recent decades, potentially the finest vintage ever in Piedmont’s “Golden Age”.

Restrained rosehip, fine spice and pepper bouquet. Open and forward palate which is appealing, rich and seductive. Very good, intense dark berry fruit, nicely integrated tannins, sinewy structure and very good overall balance.