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Barolo 'Vigna Gattera', Revello

Barolo 'Vigna Gattera', Revello
  • 100% Nebbiolo
  • Calcareous clay soils
  • Maceration over 4 days
  • Fermentation in stainless steel for 10 days
  • Aging in Slavonian oak for 24 months prior to bottling
Producer:
Vintage:
2016
Country:
Italy
Region:
Piedmont
Appellation:
Barolo
Variety:
Nebbiolo
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
91
Date:
2020-07-23

James Suckling

Score:
94
Date:
2020-12-08
Review:
A soft, luscious Barolo with succulent, ripe strawberries and cherries with some bark and hazelnuts. Medium-bodied with fine, firm tannins and lots of subtle character at the finish. Drink after 2023.

Vinous Media

Score:
90
Date:
2020-02-13
Review:
The 2016 Barolo Gattera is powerful and ample in the glass, with good depth and plenty of persistence. The Gattera needs time to fully come together after its bottling, but it has good structure and plenty of personality. Iron, smoke, licorice, leather, scorched earth and dark fruit give the Gattera a decidedly dark feel.

Decanter

Score:
92
Date:
2020-11-08
Review:
Attractive and alluring, restrained brambly red berries and spice gain intrigue from subtle truffle and rosehip nuances. Fine-boned tannins build slowly across the mid-weight palate, providing an elegant frame to the soft, ripe fruit. Though not the most profound, this is beautifully balanced with a lovely mouth-cleansing quality. The largest of Revello’s holdings, Gattera is the only one which includes some fresher east-facing sections. It ages exclusively in 15hL Slavonian oak casks, whereas the rest of the estate’s Baroli see time in French barriques.