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Ravello Rosso Riserva 2017 – Marisa Cuomo

Ravello Riserva 2017 - Marisa Cuomo - © Ph. Piero Pardini - The Wolf Post
Written by Piero Pardini

Wine: Ravello Rosso Riserva
Varietal composition: 70% Piedirosso (locally called pear and ‘palummo) 30% Aglianico.
Denomination: DOC Costa d’Amalfi.
Alcoholic strength: 14% vol.
Vintage: 2017.
Production area: Ravello and Scala.
Nature of the soil: dolomitic-limestone rocks.
Altitude: coastal terraces 300 – 400 meters above sea level.
Training system: pergola and / or atypical rays, espalier.
Growing density: 5,000-7,000 vines per hectare.
Production: 60 hl/ha.
Harvest period: third decade of October, manual harvesting.
Vinification: the grapes harvested at the time of their complete ripeness, after destemming and pressing are subjected to fermentation with intense maceration lasting 20 days with subsequent malolactic fermentation and processing in new French oak barriques.
Pre-bottling maturation method and duration: 12 months in new French oak barriques.

Tasting Notes
Limpid, ruby red color with imperceptible garnet textures, consistent.
On the nose, the sample is of fine quality and a variegated bouquet of hints: floral, fruity, spicy and toasted. Wine with a complex olfactory bouquet. Floral hints of slightly withered red flowers. Fruity scent of forest jams and morello cherries, followed by spicy hints of cinnamon and cloves, which give way to roasting of freshly roasted coffee.
In the mouth the sample shows a well-polished tannin, despite its importance. Pleasant in its complexity and good freshness. A wine in the style of the producer that well characterizes the territory of origin.
It is recommended in combination with juniper beef stew in myrtle sauce.


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Marisa Cuomo
Via G.B. Lama, 16/18
84010 Furore (SA)
Phone +39 089 830348

Credits: © Piero PardiniThe Wolf Post Wine Magazine – TUSCANY – ITALY

About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor of "The Wolf Post", Italian based International digital wine platform.
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the authorized biography "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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