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RIVETTO Barolo Briccolina 2010

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RIVETTO Barolo Briccolina 2010

Briccolina is the most important cru in Serralunga d'Alba. The Nebbiolo grapes for this wine are grown on less than a half-hectare of vines at 340m facing west and south-west on limestone/clay soil with marl at 2m depth. Viticulture is organic, with barley, oats and clover grown between the vines to revitalise the soil and reduce soil compression. Hand-harvested grapes are destemmed, crushed and macerated for 40 days, 20 days each with the cap of skins floating or submerged. Controlled-temperature fermentation takes place at 28°C and is followed by 36 months oak maturation and 16 months in bottle before release.
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Briccolina is the most important cru in Serralunga d'Alba. The Nebbiolo grapes for this wine are grown on less than a half-hectare of vines at 340m facing west and south-west on limestone/clay soil with marl at 2m depth. Viticulture is organic, with barley, oats and clover grown between the vines to revitalise the soil and reduce soil compression. Hand-harvested grapes are destemmed, crushed and macerated for 40 days, 20 days each with the cap of skins floating or submerged. Controlled-temperature fermentation takes place at 28°C and is followed by 36 months oak maturation and 16 months in bottle before release.
  • Style: Red,Sherry
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Region: Piedmont
  • Code: RBB
  • 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.