Rivetto Barolo DOCG Serralunga d’Alba, Piemonte, Italy, 2018 (750ml)
Serious and structured, with ripe cherry, raspberry, violets, iodine and ferrous notes. Tannins are fine and grippy, running the long length of this wine to a peppery and mineral salted finish. Huge intensity, but with a gentleness, grace, and restraint, which is what top quality Barolo strives to be. Drinking beautifully now, but will reward with cellaring.
ABOUT THE WINE
Youthful, energetic, travelled Enrico Rivetto farms his family's estate with a philosophy beyond biodynamics, and towards complete biodiversity. From three vineyards in Serra, Manocino, and San Bernardo, all in the eastern corner of Barolo, and at 340-420m, this was harvested in three stages over 45 days. This nebbiolo was destemmed and deseeded before native fermentation and 25 days maceration. The deseeding technique is one devised by Enrico to remove the bitter pips from the wine, providing a silkier, smoother wine.
Organic, Natural, Vegan, Biodynamic