95% Nebbiolo, 5% Barbera
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 into 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 acres of vineyard land in Serralunga d’Alba, which promises to extend their production.WINEMAKING & VINTAGE NOTES
After the stalk removal and pressing, and after two days of maceration at cellar temperatures of up to 86°F in steel tanks. The duration of maceration is 10–15 days and the malolactic fermentation is completed.TASTING NOTES
An extremely pleasing and drinkable wine, and although it has a high alcohol grade, this never overpowers its fruity character. Its red color has Bordeaux reflections and the slow trickle from the edge of the glass confirms its optimal concentration and good body. The palate is caressed by a smooth tannin content typical of the Nebbiolo grape and by a warm and enveloping flavor. Pairs well with red meats, pasta dishes and strong cheeses.