Overview of the Wine
Nestled at the very top of the impressively steep, vine-clad hills of the Treiso zone of Barbaresco, the winery’s vineyards were planted as early as the 1960’s in the white marl, calcareous soil typical of this area. An impressive selection of cru Barbaresci is punctuated by the spectacular Vigna Boito located at the peak of the Rizzi cru. The estate is managed entirely by the Dellapiana family with son Enrico as winemaker and viticulturist. Rizzi Winery participates in “The Green Experience” project which mandates guidelines for environmentally sustainable production.
The Rizzi winery is one of the most solid and reliable production facilities in Barbaresco, the result of various Cru interpreted as a symbol of Piedmontese classical tradition. Rizzi, Nervo, Pajorè, Vigne Boito: vineyards that have a perfect exposure, so as to give life to classic and deep wines.
The name of the winery is the toponym of the hill on which it is located, the Rizzi cru, a few kilometers from the Piedmontese village of Treiso, a small pearl of the Langhe and Roero, in the direction of Alba. The walls of the Rizzi Farmhouse are ancient and tell stories of the past and tradition that starts from the distant '700, a period that dates back to the building, and that goes up to the present day, passing from generation to generation.
Harvest: The grapes are handpicked usually the first week of October (with small variations depending on the weather).
Fermentation and maceration: In stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures, not exceeding values of 30°C, for a period of about 3 weeks
Malolactic fermentation: Following the alcoholic fermentation, the wine is racked and undergoes a malolactic fermentation, which normally lasts a month.
Ageing: For the Langhe Nebbiolo aging is provided for about 12 months in oak barrels, then in bottle before the selling.
Grape / Blend
94 Points - James Suckling
A beautiful Barbaresco with crushed lavender, citrus, violets and nutmeg. There’s a very serious tannin backbone behind this and the fruit/acidity tension makes the whole, compact package very endearing. Full body, pinpoint acidity and a fine, elegant finish. Drink in 2022.
93 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Wild berry, fragrant blue flower, tilled soil and ground spice aromas propel out of the glass. Structured but understated and elegant, the focused palate delivers mature cherry, star anise and a tobacco note alongside taut, refined tannins. Drink 2021–2027. - Kerin O'Keefe
Product size: 750ml