Carlo Revello e Figli Barbera d'Alba DOC
Vines planted in 1995 in the vineyards of the village of Annunziata village at between 240-270 metres above sea level.
The Annunziata fruit goes into vertical fermentors for approximately 6 days in contact with skins, completion of alcoholic fermentation in steel tanks in approximately 10 days, malolactic fermentation in steel tanks in wood barrels, bottled in the month of July of the year preceding market release.
The Carlo Revello & Figli 2018 Barbera d'Alba Superiore opens to an inky dark color and rich saturation. The bouquet is expressive and bright, with lots of succulent fruit intensity ranging from cherry confit to sweet blackberry preserves. You feel that richness on the palate thanks to the abundant fruit weight, the soft tannins and the 15% alcohol content. This wine is fermented in stainless steel, and a brief aging process concludes with six months in large oak casks. Fruit comes from the Annunziata area of La Morra.
89 points, Wine Advocate (July 2020)
From a younger generation winemaker working with his family’s vineyards and winery. Stainless steel, then large format oak. A Langton’s exclusive project.
Raspberry youghurt, vanilla, cherry jam. Sweet, floral scents and prettiness in general. Juicy in the palate, sweet, forest berried fruit, creamy texture, bright, crisp finish. A generous barbera, lush and flavoursome. Nice drink.
90 points, The Wine Front (November 2020)
Violets, lavender, red and black cherries and licorice on the nose. It’s medium-bodied with soft, sleek tannins. Lots of juicy berries with some spice notes, too.
92 points, JamesSuckling.com (December 2020)
Carlo Revello is a second-generation Langhe winemaker working alongside his eldest son Erik. Since 2016, they have made wine under the Carlo Revello e Figli label. These are an impressive introduction to the legendary wines of Barolo, crafted with little artifice and showcasing La Morra terroir with all the grace and elegance so prized in wines from this pocket of the DOCG. Two established familial crus (including the ‘crown jewel’ Rocche dell’Annunziata cru) are now part of their estate. This is a range that sees heritage and tradition meet fresh ideas and approachability.