WINEMAKER Rivetto

Located between Serralunga d'Alba and Sinio in the rolling Alban hills of Piemonte, this family business was established in 1902. Four generations later the winery is run by Enrico Rivetto who has firm beliefs in the fact that wine is made in the vineyard. As he says "The vineyard before all else. For wines to be an authentic expression of their land it is necessary to trust the vineyard and lead it towards self-regulation. This is why our wine making is minimalist: sometimes we think it is better to NOT take action."

No synthetic chemicals are used and no fertiliser. No aggressive handling of the soil or the vines. They sow grassy plants and legumes in order to revitalise the soil and reduce its compaction and use natural phyto-fortifiers to stimulate the plants' self defence. The soils are marl, lime and clay. They have planted lots of trees to replace the many lost over the years and to protect the vineyards, and this has attracted wildlife to return.

The firm makes a classic range of Piemontese wines, some from single vineyards and grows the rare native white grape Nascetta. Their winemaking is more old school in style, but where it can be improved upon naturally they will do so. For Piemontese wines their prices are attractive too.

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INFORMATION OF INTEREST

FOUNDATION YEAR
1902
GRAPE VARIETIES
Nebbiolo, Barbera & Nascetta.
CULTIVATED HECTARES
15

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Rivetto Nebbiolo delle Langhe

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Italy Piemonte 75cl. Alc. 13,5º Year: 2017 Sugar: - GRAPES: 100% Nebbiolo, a classic late ripening local grape. AGED: The wine spends 12 months in 3,000 litre Slavonian oak barrels and a few months in bottle before release. From the undulating Langhe hills of Piemonte with clay and limestone soils. Rivetto vineyards are farmed organically, giving real...

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Reference: 400260

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Rivetto Barbera d´Alba Zio Nando

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Italy Piemonte 75cl. Alc. 14,5º Year: 2016 Sugar: - GRAPES: 100% Barbera. AGED: 24 months in 225 litre French oak barrels and 12 months in bottle From the Alban hills in Italy’s Piemonte, Barbera is a lighter wine than Barolo, but offers great quality and versatility and can be drunk sooner. From the excellent family owned organic Rivetto estate where...

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Rivetto Barbaresco Marcarini

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Italy Piemonte 75cl. Alc. 14º Year: 2016 Sugar: - GRAPES: 100% Nebbiolo, a classic late ripening local grape. AGED: 24 months in slovenian oak barrells. This glossy and fragrant wine opens with heady woodland berry, menthol, botanical herb, iris, new leather and exotic spice aromas. The palate delivers Marasca cherry, clove, pipe tobacco and savory...

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Reference: 400011

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Rivetto Barolo del comune di Serralunga d´alba

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Italy Piemonte 75cl. Alc. 14,5º Year: 2015 Sugar: - GRAPES: 100% Nebbiolo, a classic late ripening local grape. AGED: The wine spends 30 months in 3,000 litre Slavonian oak barrels before finishing for 10 months in bottle. Barolo is one of Italy’s top reds. Soils are clay and limestone and the Rivetto vineyards are farmed organically, giving real terroir...

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Reference: 400261

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Rivetto Loirano Soprano

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Italy Piemonte 75cl. Alc. 14,5º Year: 2015 Sugar: - GRAPES: 100% Barbera. AGED: 24 months in 225 litre French oak barrels and 12 months in bottle. This is the best of the three Barbera d’Albas from Rivetto. They come from different vineyards and express different microclimates and soils, all of which are slightly different but mainly calcareous and all...

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Reference: 400262

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Rivetto Barolo Leon Riserva

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Italy Piemonte 75cl. Alc. 15º Year: 2012 Sugar: - GRAPES: 100% Nebbiolo, a classic late ripening local grape. AGED: Aged for 40 months in huge Slovenian oak vats and 225 litre barrels, and 20 months in bottle Barolo, “the king of wines and the wine of kings” comes from vineyards around the town of Barolo in the Piemonte region of northwest Italy, south...

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