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Sordo Giovanni - Barolo Ravera Riserva 2008 DOCG

Item No.: SordoBravera2008
Sordo Giovanni


The vineyard this cru comes from stretches over the hillside, magnificently exposed to the midday sun, in the municipal district of Novello.

From time immemorial, this wine-growing area has been classified by Novello producers as one of the most ideally suited to the cultivation of the Nebbiolo cultivar.

This wine impresses us with the tone, intensity and extraordinary beauty of its ruby red colour, with garnet reflections standing out in its crystal-clear brilliance. The abundant formation of ‘church windows’ and tears confirms its extraordinary generosity.

Its bouquet is very intense, pervasive and lingering. It recalls the fragrance of wilted rose, mountain flowers and fine wood species. 

On the palate the first impression is warm and mouth-filling, leading us to its great structure, rich in balance and gravitas. The tannins tend to be sweet, confirming the full essence of the Nebbiolo cultivar. A good level of acidity makes it a pleasant and appetizing wine. Its lingering aroma is drawn out and rich in nuances.

Municipality of production:  Novello

Grape Variety 100% Nebbiolo

Exposition: South, South-East Altitude (a.s.l.) 420-450 m Soil From a geological standpoint it can be distinguished as being from the Tortonian age. It is pretty loose, rich terrain, comprised of whitish marls resting on more compact layers of brownish grey marls

Training system Upwards-trained vertical-trellised with traditional Guyot pruning

Age of the vineyard (years) 15 Plant density 4,000 plants Cropping level per hectare 68/72 ql grapes

Processing Crushing/destemming, long submerged-cap maceration 4-6 weeks (based on the vintage) Vinification In stainless steel temperature controlled vats Maturation 6 months in stainless steel vats Ageing 24/48 months in large Slavonian oak barrels Bottle ageing Up to 5 years Alcohol by volume 14% Vol (based on the vintage) Acidity 5.4 ml/l Sugars (Reducers) 0.3-0.5 g/l

Characteristics To the eye, it expresses a rich chromatic note of fresh and compelling vinosity. The bouquet has an overtone of greenness with hints of mountain hay and autumn leaves. Nuances of fresh fruit, small fruit, tobacco and sweet spices often join its decided vinosity. A well structured, very balanced wine in its acidity and tannicity. With maceration, it keeps its vinosity, increasing the harmony and its merits of freshness and fineness. It is extremely ageable Serving temperature 18°-20°C Recommended pairing Excellent with roasts, game

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