Wine name:Dolcetto d'Alba
Appellation:DOLCETTO D'ALBA DOC
Zone:Annunziata District (La Morra - province of Cuneo)
Vineyard extension (hectares):0.5
Vineyard age (year of planting):Dolcetto 1980
Exposure:East (260 meters above sea level) and West (230 meters above sea level)
Colour:Ruby red with purple reflections
Nose:Vinous, fruity, ripe cherry, blueberry
Flavour:Full in the mouth, harmonic, fresh, supple, pleasant almond note in the aftertaste
Serving temperature (°C):16-18
Match with:Versatile, cured meats, pasta dishes
Average no. bottles/year:3,700
Grape yield per hectare tons:8
Vinification and ageing
Fermentation and maceration with the skins in rotary fermenters for approx. 7 days, the alcoholic fermentation is completed in stainless steel vats for approx 10 days, malolactic fermentation takes place in steel. The wine matures in steel for 10 months, bottling in the month of July, the wine is released in September of the year following the harvest
Address:Fraz. Annunziata, 103 12064 LA MORRA CN
Year of establishment:1992
Total annual production:55000
Total vineyard extension (hectares):9
Planted varietals and extension (hectares):2.5ha Barbera 0.5ha Dolcetto 5ha Nebbiolo for the production of Barolo 0.9ha Nebbiolo for the production of Langhe Nebbiolo
Vine training system:
Cultivation method in the vineyard:grass is left on the aisles between the rows of vines
Type of viticulture:integrated/sustainable
Harvest period:From mid September to mid October
Enzo and Carlo Revello take over their father’s estate in 1990: their vineyards, once belonging to the local parish, boast parcels in the crus of Giachini, Rocche dell’Annunziata, Conca dell’Annunziata and Gattera.
Starting in 2016 the two brothers decided to divide the property into two estates: each one has approximately 50% of the vineyards. This decision was mainly taken in order to favour the new generation by giving it responsibility and work. Elena, the daughter of Enzo, is about to graduate in foreign languages and is now working at the estate receiving clients and organizing tastings, Simone, the son of Enzo, has attended the “Scuola Enologica” of Alba (school of oenology) and is now working actively in the family vineyards and in the cellar.
Enzo kept the original homestead and cellar and maintained the same name of the estate and the original logo on the labels.
The crus of Conca and Gattera are now part of this estate together with a small part of the Giachini cru and of the Cerretta cru (which is in Serralunga).
The complete range of Baroli of the 2013 vintage will be released with the label of Revello Fratelli. More in detail: Barolo, Barolo Conca, Barolo Gattera, Barolo Giachini, Barolo Rocche dell’Annunziata. Dolcetto d’Alba, Barbera d’Alba, Barbera d’Alba “Ciabot du Re”, Langhe Nebbiolo, Langhe Rosso L’Insieme will also be released in 2017. The estate will decide which Baroli of the 2014 and 2015 vintage to bottle.
Starting from the 2016 vintage, only the Barolo Conca, the Barolo Gattera, the Barolo Cerretta and Barolo Giachini, made from the homonymous crus now owned by the estate, will be released, together with Barbera d’Alba, Barbera d'Alba "Ciabot du Re", Langhe Nebbiolo and Langhe Rosso L’Insieme.