2009 Barolo Ravera
This comes from one of the area’s great vineyards 400 metres above sea level and yields are low. Consequently it is more structured and substantial but there is still a beautiful sense of refinement about it. The wine undergoes a fairly long fermentation, is aged in small barrels and is bottled unfined and unfiltered. With almost 5 hectares planted here it is the most important vineyard at the estate.
`The 2009 Barolo Ravera is a bit darker and richer than the Cascina Nuova. Dark cherries, menthol, wild flowers, herbs and licorice all burst from the glass in a fleshy, deep Barolo that impresses for its overall balance. Simply put, all the elements are in the right place. The 2009 is a wine of unusual precision, grace and elegance. Hands down, it is one of the most refined, impeccably polished wines of the year. This is a great showing from Cogno.` 94pts, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com
`Fissore admits that 2009 was not an easy vintage. Besides some hail damage early on, the dry and hot summer culminated in uneven ripening in early October. Despite this, Cogno`s Ravera bottling does not exhibit overripe flavours, nor the green tannins that mark some of its peers. While it may not have the sheer depth and longevity of its immediate siblings, it is round, well-framed and characterised by black cherry, thyme and sweet spice.` 92 points, Michaela Morris - Decanter (10 april 2018)
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