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The Rivetto family began making wine in 1902 in Montaldo carampi, a small village located in the Asti region. In 1921 they decided to move in 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 some acres of vineyard land in Serralunga d’Alba, which promises to extend their production.

Production Area
Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Appellation: DOCG Barbaresco

Grape Varieties
100% Nebbiolo

Vinification
After the stalk removal and pressing the fermentation takes place at controlled temperatures (28-30°C) in steel tanks. The duration of maceration is 7-8 days and the malolactic is completed in wood in December.
Aged 24 months in oak barrels from Slavonia and small French oak barrels.

Taste
This procedure is aimed towards producing a wine of particular smoothness and drinkability, characterized by a velvety tannin, never sharp. Garnet red in color, the aroma is clean and clear with classic floral notes, of medium body.

 

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