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RIVETTO Barbera d'Alba Nemes 2013

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RIVETTO Barbera d'Alba Nemes 2013

Rivetto Nemes is a lovely Barbera, matured in large Slavonian oak casks. Packed with dark plum, cherry and berry fruit, Nemes delivers amazing flavour and value in a softly textured red finishing with benchmark Barbera freshness. Barbera owes its popularity to the late Giacomo Bologna, who in the 1980s revived Barbera in Piedmont’s Asti hills. By replanting Barbera in more suitable sites, applying careful vineyard management and adopting scrupulous winemaking methods, Bologna transformed a rough, local red into a world-class wine. Just a few miles away, producers in the Langhe (such as Rivetto) took note and began replanting Barbera in vineyards with better sun exposure and altitudes. Most winemakers also started aging it in barrels to give the wine the tannic structure it naturally lacks. While Barbera d’Asti has more structure, Barbera d’Alba is generally more refined. Its exuberant fruit and naturally high acidity make it ideal to pair with a range of dishes, from fish to meat.
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Rivetto Nemes is a lovely Barbera, matured in large Slavonian oak casks. Packed with dark plum, cherry and berry fruit, Nemes delivers amazing flavour and value in a softly textured red finishing with benchmark Barbera freshness. Barbera owes its popularity to the late Giacomo Bologna, who in the 1980s revived Barbera in Piedmont’s Asti hills. By replanting Barbera in more suitable sites, applying careful vineyard management and adopting scrupulous winemaking methods, Bologna transformed a rough, local red into a world-class wine. Just a few miles away, producers in the Langhe (such as Rivetto) took note and began replanting Barbera in vineyards with better sun exposure and altitudes. Most winemakers also started aging it in barrels to give the wine the tannic structure it naturally lacks. While Barbera d’Asti has more structure, Barbera d’Alba is generally more refined. Its exuberant fruit and naturally high acidity make it ideal to pair with a range of dishes, from fish to meat.
  • Style: Red
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Region: Piedmont
  • Code: RBDAN
  • Appellation: Piedmont
  • Country: Italy

Region Piedmont

A steep hilly region surrounded by the Alps of Switzerland, France and the Italian Apennines, Piedmont is prized for its red wines which are amongst Italy’s finest and most complex. The region has a continental climate with long cool autumn weather allowing steady ripening and producing fragrant, ripe fruit. Piedmont prides itself on having 51 DOC and DOCG zones with these classified wines making up over 60% of production. There is over 52,500 ha of vineyard area dominated by the red grape varieties; Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Barbera. The most notable, long-lived and prestigious wines are those of Barolo and Barbaresco, made from the Nebbiolo grape, many of which take decades to reach maturity. The region also produces fragrant whites Gavi and Arneis and beautiful, perfumed sparkling Moscato styles.

Winery RIVETTO

The Rivetto family wine business began in 1902 when Giovanni Rivetto opened a wine store in Asti. Twenty years later he moved to Alba and then in 1938 acquired Tenuta Loirano in Serralunga d’Alba. A new winery was built by third generation Sergio Rivetto in 1970 and today the winery is in the hands of the fourth generation, Enrico Rivetto.

The winemaking philosophy is one of minimum intervention and maximum respect for the vineyard. No synthetic chemicals are used in the vineyards and the vine rows are planted with native grasses and legumes to keep the soil vital and reduce compaction.

Under Enrico’s leadership, Rivetto is going from strength to strength. The wine quality across the board is excellent and a No. 16 in the Wine Spectator Top 100 for the 2006 Barolo is testament to that.

From the vineyards surrounding the Loirano hill, Rivetto produces several crus of Barolo and Barbera d’Alba, along with Dolcetto and the exciting renascent native white, Nascetta. Rounding out the portfolio is a rare Barolo Chinato and a Grappa di Nebbiolo da Barolo.