The Rivetto family began making wine in 1902 in Montaldo Scarampi, a small village located in the Asti region. In 1921, they decided to move into the old part of Alba, where they began a successful wine business. Nearly 40 years later, in 1939, Ercole, the family’s patriarch, secured the winery’s future when he purchased the Loirano estate from the Counts of Vassallo. The estate sits 400 meters above sea level, occupying 89 acres that face the spectacular Serralunga d’Alba Castle and the charmingly picturesque village of Sinio. The methods of preparing the grapes are the result of four generations of wine making. Evolving technology combined with the region’s fertile soil and the vineyard’s mineral deposits work in perfect harmony. In the last decade, the Rivetto enterprise has steadily grown in diverse ways. The family has purchased acres of vineyard land in Serralunga d’Alba, which promises to extend their production.WINEMAKING & VINTAGE NOTES
Stalk and grape seed removal, pressing, and maceration for 50–60 days on average, half with submerged-cap and the other with floatingcap. No controlled temperature during fermentation. It occurs in a special open top wood vat until maloactic fermentation is completed. Aged 12 months in 30 hectoliter oak barrels.TASTING NOTES
Bright ruby red with orange reflexes, gentle bouquet flowers and spices. On the palate it is dry, elegant, good structure for long ageing with delicate tannins. Pairs well with braised meet or simply alone.