Alessandro Rivetto Barbaresco 2018
Nebbiolo | Italy
Barbaresco is probably one of the finest values in the world right now – the quality in this region of Piedmont, next door to Barolo is simply the best it has EVER been and prices are still relatively low considering. 100% Nebbiolo, of course, from the rock-solid ‘18 vintage. We’ve been lucky to have a direct relationship with Alessandro for years now, and we’ve been waiting with bated breath for the awesome new releases. GET THIS!
Azienda Agricola Alessandro Rivetto has been in the family for three generations, and is now run by Alessandro Rivetto and his two friends. It all began when Giovanni, great-grandfather to Alessandro, introduced his son, Ercole, to the vineyards and the cellar. Ercole then taught Alessandro the passion and experience of winemaking and to always work with a smile. The team has since grown to include Alessandro Bonelli, an enologist, and Mauro Adriano.
Roses, lavender, tea leaf, licorice, roasting nuts, a whiff of toasted spices. Very complete, very harmonious, utterly perfect with cheese and charcuterie….mmmm! Still can’t believe the price...also worth mentioning, this will age nicely in the cellar for a decade, if you can hold off! So good!
- WinemakerAlessandro Bonelli