NEMES BARBERA D’ALBA
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
Grapes are hand-harvested. After the stalk removal and pressing, the fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature (86°F) in steel tanks. The duration of maceration is seven days. The malolactic fermentation is completed in December. Aged in 30 hectoliter oak barrels.TASTING NOTES
Intense red in color, the bouquet is distinguished by aromas of mature red fruits and the taste is full and delicately tannic. It is an eclectic wine of medium body. Pairs well with meatloaf, mushroom risotto, spaghetti and meatballs.