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2012 Barolo “Ravera di Monforte”

Piero Benevelli

2012 Barolo “Ravera di Monforte” Piero Benevelli - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant



Massimo Benevelli, son of this Barolo estate’s founder, Piero, started working the vines when he was fourteen, as early in life he knew his calling. His parcel of the Ravera cru has been in the family for six generations. We’ve found that history like that often leads to great wine, and over the past few years, Massimo has delivered. His 2012 Barolo is right in line with the Benevelli style: smoky fruit, hints of herbs and forest floor, and firm structure make this a Barolo apt for a few years in the cellar. Decant for an hour or so if you can’t keep your hands off. –Clark Z. Terry


  • Vintage 2012
  • Bottle Size 750mL
  • Blend Nebbiolo
  • Appellation Barolo
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • Vineyard Planted in 1960, 2 ha
  • Soil Grey and white marl
  • Winemaker Massimo Benevelli
  • Aging Aged in second-passage barriques for one year, then in 10-year-old oak botti (40 hL, 20 hL, and 15 hL) for 15 months, aged 8-10 months in bottle before release
  • Farming Traditional
  • Alcohol 13.5%

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