Dear Wine Lover,
Amazing Barolo for a song!
The beauty of a two man wine import business that sells memorable wines at exceptional prices direct to you (and a select few restaurants in Carmel and Minneapolis) - we have very close relationships with the producers with whom we work and are extremely close to all aspects of our business. One downside to this intimate, small business we handle every aspect of it, from meeting the producers, tasting their wines, bringing them to U.S. in great condition and getting them from our facility in California to your doorstep in that same condition.
So, on occasion, as I’m thinking about the wine makers we work with, I realize that we’ve hand sold most of their wines, but we’ve never formally introduced them to you.
Fortunately for those of you who aren’t yet familiar with the Réva Barolos (even though they been for sale on the website for a couple of months), we have a few left. Fortunately for those of you that had the foresight to take us up on the Réva Barolos (thank you!), we have a few left. Good fortune shines on everyone in this case.
These are two Barolos that lean strongly to the traditional side of the spectrum. Month plus long fermentations/macerations on both, large Austrian oak aging for a significant percentage of the juice, as well as used tonneaux/barrique for the rest, 24 months in wood in total. Natural yeasts. Nothing added. Just great Barolo.
The fruit for the 2010 Barolo is a blend from vineyards in Serralunga d’Alba (Gabbuti) and Castiglione Falletto (Pernanno). The fruit for the 2012 Barolo is from the cru vineyard of Raverain Novello near the border with the town of Barolo. Given the nature of the 2012 growing season, this wine has bright acidity, rich texture and an earlier appeal to it.
Making these wines ever more appealing, the Ravera clocks in under $50 and the regular Barolo under $40. Barolo of this quality at these prices are ever harder to get your hands on. Fewer than three cases of the 2010 and about double that of the 2012 left in stock.
Chris & Michael
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In the words of David Schildknecht from Vinous, “Austria’s 2013 Rieslings and Grüner Veltliners display exceptionally bright acidity, clear flavor definition and uncanny complexity.” 2013 has given us the stunning combination of healthy, ripe grapes that remain light on their feet as the alcohol levels stayed in check, married with focused, tense acidity.
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