The 2012 Barolo Ravera is a beautiful wine and a fully-loaded Nebbiolo. The wine offers thick lines and deep concentration with seamless integration even at this very young stage in its evolution. The bouquet is redolent of dried cherry, spice, tar and tilled earth. This is a wine of utmost elegance, grace and nobility. Past vintages have appeared firmly closed when tasted too young, but the 2012 vintage is more relaxed and unclenched than expected.94 points from Robert Parker, The Wine AdvocateWinery Notes:Grapes: 100% NebbioloWinemaking: From the single vineyard Ravera in Novello with 4.900 plants per hectare and between 5 and 60 years old. Ravera in Novello is a fabulous hill facing south-west, with a calcareous-clay ground. Total surface of 2.7 hectares. The production is of 20 hectoliters per hectare.Aging: The wine is aged for 32 months in Slovenian oak casks. Bottled unfiltered on July 2015.Description: Intense garnet red color. Very classic and traditional with a robust structure and intense tannins. Bouquet still closed right now with slight hints of yeast. It opens slowly in the glass with hints of spice and menthol. In the final the powerful structure and concentration soften the tannins potential.Food Pairings: Game, red meats, cheesesAlcohol: 14.34% Alc. by vol.