Known for powerhouse Nebbiolo, single-vineyard bottlings, and pioneering of the Arneis grape variety, Vietti has been a staple in Piedmont since the 19th century. The 2010 ‘Ravera’ is rather expressive, vinified using traditional methods and cask aging. Potent floral aromatics give way to a palate of cherry and tobacco, with firm tannins and a rocky minerality.
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This tartly tannic, headily fragrant, beguilingly complex king of Italian red grapes is brimming with bright fruit and earthy funk -- in versions ranging from explosive (Barolo) to ethereal (Valtellina).