Rizzi Langhe Nebbiolo, Piedmont, Italy, 2016

Rizzi Langhe Nebbiolo, Piedmont, Italy, 2016 - Merchant of Wine

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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

Nebbiolo

Origin

Langhe, Piedmont, Italy

Winemaker's Tasting Notes

Deep garnet red in color.
The nose reveals a beautiful and sensual fragrance with a rich complexity and intense floral component of violet and rose, and a very crisp red fruit, raspberry and strawberry, with notes of black pepper, cloves and licorice.
Its taste is full and mellow, very balanced, with a nice tannic structure.
Wine characterized by elegance and finesse.

91 Points - James Suckling
Strawberries and cherry essence, as well as dried raspberries. Shows lovely roundness of tannins on the palate with some good intensity of fruit. Medium body and a medium-chewy finish. Drink now.


Product size: 750ml

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