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Benevilli Piero Barolo ‘Ravera di Monforte’ 2013

There's a subtlety that Massimo builds into his wines that beautifully present the fragrant fruit of his Nebbiolo wines

Perfumed fruit matches layered dense tannins. There’s a brooding darkness to the mid-palate, hints of woody herbs and tar. Vibrant and fresh with a lick of oak to support it without interfering. In need of further time in bottle to settle. Make sure to give it some air in glass.

$68.5ea in any 3+, $66ea in any 6+

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Why is this Wine so Yummy?

Benevelli’s Langhe Nebbiolo is one of those wines that you can happily hook into any day of the week and twice on Sunday. Particularly at less than $30 a bottle. The elements that make it such a wonderful daily drink are the same in the ‘Ravera di Monforte’ just amplified!

Massimo has a great handle on élévage, the French term meaning upbringing, referring to the period of time a wine is maturing before bottling. The result is great expression of the wines personality, layering in of complexity, and, that subtlety that tames some excellent fruit!

His Nebbiolos are perfumed, intriguing, and, elegant, as you move from the Langhe Nebb to this Barolo the depth of fruit builds as does structure to balance it. Just drink the Langhe to protect you Barolo from infanticide! You’ll be seriously rewarded by waiting a few years before devouring it!

Superb introduction to Neb.

94+ Points

From a single cru in the deep south of Monforte. Has to be one of the great Barolo bargains in this country.

It’s a more structured, finer rendition of Benevelli, and somewhat reticent, so give it a good while in glass or decanter if going in early, and I know many do, because often it’s important to feel the merchandise, as it were. Anyway, going on from there, bright cherry fruit, aromatic and spicy, with mint, liquorice, orange peel and dried flowers. Shows a small amount of spicy wood, but it pretty quickly slinks back into the wine with air, so no concern. Medium bodied, red cherry, blackcurrant, new leather and dried spices, with fresh acidity, firm black tea tannin, and a bright red fruit and sage-brushed finish of fine length. Restraint and structure here, with fresh fruit, as is typical of this wonderful vintage. I’m thinking this will be a pearler with appropriate bottle age.
Drink : 2021 - 2038+

Gary Walsh

Where in the world does the magic happen?

Benevelli Piero, Monforte d'Alba, Province of Cuneo, Italy

Monforte d'Alba