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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 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: DOC Barbera d’Alba

Grape Varieties
100% Nebbiolo

Vinification
Manual harvest. Stalk removal, pressing and room temperature maceration for 2 days. Duration of maceration in total 20 days. Controlled temperature fermentation at 82F
Aged 30 months in 30 hectoliter oak barrels from Slavonia.

Taste
Big body, red color with garnet reflex, wonderful scent of rose. It’s a really well balanced wine, round, the tannins are never aggressive. Powerful, with great structure, never over-oaked so they try to keep the soul of the terroir.

 

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