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Rivetto Nebbiolo d'Alba Vigna Liranotext

Rivetto Nebbiolo d'Alba Vigna Lirano 2020

Alba, Cuneo, Piedmont, ItalyYouthful, energetic, travelled Enrico Rivetto farms his family's estate with a philosophy beyond biodynamics (they were the first Demeter certified winery in Barolo), and towards complete biodiversity. Entirely singular, this nebbiolo comes from a west facing vineyard planted 400m on clay and limestone at the top of Lirano Hill, between Sinio and Serralunga d’Alba. It was native fermented for 2 weeks on skins, racked from gross lees, then back on skins until June, for a total of 8 months in Italian amphora (terracotta). It's not legal under DOC rules to keep the wine on skins that long, so shhhh. Pouring a lightly hazy hue, this textural nebbiolo is layered with wild cherries, raspberries, leather, fragrant dried roses, and hints of candle wax. The fine tannins are ample and firmly grippy, and acidity is lofted, making for a very harmonious whole now, but with a few years ahead.Tasted: 30 August 2022Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: RivettoDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Nebbiolo