Fratelli Revello Barolo Vigna Gattera 2018
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Barolo|
The 2018 Barolo Giachini is deep and fleshy, which gives it a ton of charm. Silky tannins wrap around a core of ripe red cherry and plum fruit. Spice, new leather, menthol, rose petal and tobacco all come together nicely in this mid-weight Barolo.
Underbrush, dark-skinned berry and leather aromas take center stage. The taut concentrated palate offers blackberry jam, star anise and black pepper alongside tightly wound tannins and heat of evident alcohol. Drink 2025-2034.
This is one of three single-vineyard wines in the Fratelli Revello portfolio. With fruit from La Morra, the Fratelli Revello 2016 Barolo Gattera shows good volume and ample succulence; however, the drinking style remains accessible and immediate. Gattera reveals soft, silky tannins, and the bouquet opens to a pretty mixture of berry fruits, wild cherry and rose. On the back end, you get spice, tar and smoke. Some St. Louis-style ribs would do nicely here.
Red berries and savory notes of walnut shells and some dried flowers. Medium-bodied with quite an easygoing, uncluttered palate with fine, smooth tannin. Best from 2023.