Light yellow colour. A floral bouquet, with a trace of toast starting up. The palate is delicate, refined and dry, with exemplary refinement. Juicy fruit flavour. Lovely wine. Spiced poached fruits. Clean finish. A finesse wine. 92 points, huonhooke.com
Crisp and fresh pear-drop aromas lead to a delicate palate displaying crunchy nashi-pear notes. Mid-weight with lovely honeyed textures, excellent intensity and great length.
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.