2004 Fratelli Revello Barolo Conca

Year: 2004
Appellation: Piedmont
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 91
Wine Advocate: 93
Vinous Media: 90
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :
$59.95

BACK STORY: FROM MY SUPPLIER I HAVE DONE BUSINESS WITH FOR YEARS, FROM HIS PERSONAL CELLAR NEVER SEEING LITE OF DAY!!..I HAVE JUST TASTED AND BOUGHT REMAINING INVENTORY!!..PRISTINE AGED PRODUCT FOR PENNIES!!

CRU , SINGLE VINEYARD BAROLO WITH 15 YEARS OF BOTTLE AGE, A STEAL!...DRINKS LIKE NOBODY'S BUSINESS!!

"Very floral on the nose, with plenty of ripe strawberry. Full-bodied, with firm, silky tannins and lots of blackberry, dark chocolate and mineral undertones. Long yet subtle. Best after 2012. 470 cases made. -JS" (WS)

"The 2004 Barolo Vigna Conca is among the strongest wines in the group. It is a touch less aromatically complex than the preceding wines yet it offers notable concentration and fatness on the palate which helps balance the wine’s significant structural components. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2022." (WA)

"A deep, resonant wine, the 2004 Barolo Conca is all about the texture and voluptuous fruit this south-facing site is so adept at yielding. The Conca is pliant and open, with plenty of immediacy, but fewer of the shades of nuance that the very best sites are capable of providing. All things considered, though, the Conca has developed nicely over the last few years. It is best enjoyed sooner rather than later." (VM)

Winery Notes:
“Revello embodies the finest values of Piedmont’s artisan culture.” – Antonio Galloni

Seeming to appear out of nowhere about 10 years ago, brothers Enzo and Carlo Revello took over their father’s nine-hectare estate and almost immediately became one of the hottest estates in La Morra. The brothers are also very close to Elio Altare, who, along with Beppe Caviola, worked closely with them as they left their careers to focus full time on winemaking. In 2016, the brothers decided it was time to pass the reigns to the new generation, with Enzo retaining the Fratelli Revello label and part ownership of each of the Revello crus.

Now under the leadership of Enzo’s son, Simone, and daughter, Elena, winemaking and vineyard care continues with the same spirit and approach that Fratelli Revello has always embodied. Along with their Barolo DOCG, first released in 1993, the family has five cru bottlings: “Giachini”, “Rocche dell’Annunziata”, the rare “Conca” and “Gattera,” all released in 1999, as well as “Cerretta,” a vineyard site that comes to Simone and Elena by way of their mother, first released in 2012.

Vineyard Management: Sulfur and copper-based products are mainly used. No insecticides are used. Only organic fertilizers (manure) are used (every 3-4 years). Natural cover crops (grass cover) are left between the rows of vines. The grass is mowed and in autumn the soil is tilled (every other year). Very low doses of SO2 are used in in the wines.