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Massimo Rivetti Barbaresco Froi 2017  - Invino

Massimo Rivetti Barbaresco Froi 2017

Nebbiolo  |  Italy


“Froi” is the name for the vineyards surrounding a central farm house on the hill of Serraboella, one of the top sites for world-class nebbiolo. We LOVE the Rivetti family with unbounded enthusiasm – their commitment to organic and biodynamic farming, their love of food (lunch there is a next-level experience), and their truly delicious, serious wines. Barbaresco is one of the great values on earth (for the moment) and with our price, there is no better time to try the Rivetti family’s awesome Froi bottling!

Beautiful, perfumey nose of roses, red plums, sweet pomegranate, spice, black tea, and sweet herbs (thyme is right!)! So good, so light on the palate, in a pinot noir kind of way, with enormous flavors and perfume. Wow!! ONLY 20 CASES!

About the Producer

Massimo Rivetti Family Farm with its 25 hectares, cultivated under the organic certification, grows both traditional and international grapes. The annual production is around 100.000 bottles, mainly divided between Barbaresco and Barbera d'Alba. All the fields are grouped around three farm houses: Froi, Garassino and Palazzina. Inside the first one, situated into the village of Neive, there is the winery which is built on Serraboella hill, one of the most important for the production of Barbaresco.

92 Wine Spectator -
This is broad, exhibiting plum, leather, spice and eucalyptus flavors. A spine of dusty tannins keeps it firm and focused, ending with hints of wild thyme, juniper and earth. Best from 2023 through 2037. 800 cases made, 500 cases imported.

  • CountryItaly
  • RegionPiedmont
  • Sub-RegionBarbaresco
  • AppellationFroi
  • Vineyard3
  • Farming MethodOrganic Farming
  • Aging/Cooperage2 years in Slavonian oak (2500-litre casks)
  • Alcohol14%