The Ribote estate is located in Dogliani. I met up with Christina who showed me the vines, the cellar and poured the wines below.
Bruno Porra, who´s name is on the label, is Christinas and Fabrizios father, who started the estate 45 years ago. Ribote was the name of the estate before Bruno took over and the name was kept.
The artist who has drawn the labels is the same artist who have made labels for Vietti, Bruno Rocca, Marziano Abbona and many others.
2022 Langhe Bianco
Made from Viognier. A cool, herbal nose with notes of lemon peel, steel and banana peel. A fine spicy scent.
The taste is young and seedy with notes of dry passionfruit, lemon peel and herbs. A very good acidity.
87p (tasted 2023/07)
2022 Dogliani San Luigi
Bottled four months ago. The nose is fresh and upfront with notes of sloe berries, iron and violets. Very good.
The taste is tight and dry with a good blueberry fruit and notes of iron and violets. Maybe a tad short.
86p (tasted 2023/07)
2022 Dogliani Ribote
A high, intense nose with a fine mix of raspberries and blueberries with additional notes of chrushed rocks and wild flowers. Very, very good.
The taste is taut and lively with very fine tannins and juicy blueberry fruit. Long and fine.
90p (tasted 2023/07)
2019 Dogliani Superiore
A deep, dark, gorgeous nose with notes of ripe damsons, blackberries, almost a meaty note and a touch of mint. Very fine.
The taste is ripe and refined with notes of candied cherries, dry licorice, bakelite and sweet violets. Very fine tannins. 8+ years.
92p (tasted 2023/07)
2019 Langhe Barbera Iris
A open, warm, spicy nose with notes of wild raspberries, scorched earth and Finnish licorice. Very good.
The taste is high and warm with a good raspberry fruit, a fine acidity and a long, soft finish.
87p (tasted 2023/07)
2021 Langhe Nebbiolo
A cool, fresh Nebbiolo nose with notes of cinnamon, roses and ripening red cherries. Very, very good.
The taste is elegant and crisp with notes of ripening flowers, spices and minerals. Silky low keyd tannins. 4+ years.
91p (tasted 2023/07)
A finely perfumed nose with notes of wild strawberries, paint, dry licorice and forest floor. Lovely.
The taste is young and seedy with a fine intensity and notes of red cherries, dried strawberries, earth and a touch of mint. Very fine. 8+ years.
93p (tasted 2023/07)