Brunello di Montalcino and Barolo are two of the cornerstone wines of Italy and both wines are all about the terroir. The wines are made with two very different but both temperamental grapes.
The many communes in the Barolo region all contribute their unique soil types and microclimates to the end product in the bottle. Meanwhile in Montalcino, Sangiovese is planted in varied soils including limestone, clay and ‘galestro’ at various altitudes.
Today we are presenting two wines that are new to our consignment collection. Many will recognize the Fattoria dei Barbi from many Vintages releases. They have been making wine in the region since the late 1800’s! Fratelli Revello began producing wine after WWII and has been family run since then.
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92 points Robert Parker
2016 Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino
The 2016 vintage is a classic one. The freshness of the Spring, combined with scattered rains, and the hot and dry Summer, resulted in grapes that developed a balanced maturation.
The first weeks of Autumn were warm during the day and had cool nights which allowed grapes to have an excellent concentration of aromas.
The wine is aged in small-medium size oak barrels for the first months. Ageing is completed in larger oak barrels, for a total period of two years and then is bottled at least 4 months before the release.
$74.99/btl – case of 12
94 points James Suckling
2017 Fratelli Revello Barolo
Vines for this Barolo are planted in the commune of La Morra
The Nebbiolo grapes are aged in French barriques, 20% new and 80% used for 24 months.
The Fratelli Revello Classico has quintessential Barolo aromas that are floral with cloves and anise, sweet spice, leather, and dark plum cherry fruit, Revello truly exemplifies the elegance of La Morra Barolo.
Quite structured in the mouth, there is good balance, and a sense of approachability in its youth. A great choice for early drinking or medium-term cellaring.
Really good value for money Barolo.
$61.99/btl – Case of 12
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