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2013 Arnaldo Rivera Barolo Ravera

2013 Arnaldo Rivera Barolo Ravera

17.5 Points Jancis Robinson
2013 Arnaldo Rivera Barolo Ravera
17.5 Points Jancis Robinson

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A prime pick among the exceptional single-site Barolo from Arnaldo Rivera. Reasonably elevated in the renowned but diverse Ravera Cru, at about 400m, the calcareous white soils produce beautiful fruit aromatics while facing the sun to due south add considerable depth to the fruit and ripeness to the firm tannins. Directness of fruit is also brought forward by a degree less oak than their other Cru wines, with some smaller format wood but none of it new. A long and profound Barolo to approach now or cellar a good while, the Ravera is .

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$74.99 in mixed 6+ or $83.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Nebbiolo

Its Origins

The original Signor Rivera was the long-serving mayor of Castiglione Falletto who, in 1958, galvanised local growers into forming Terre del Barolo at a time when Fiat’s factory in Turin was draining the area’s manpower. Around 15 years ago, those running the co-op realised that if they didn’t find a way to make great wines from the best of their members’ vineyards, then the next generation would begin to drift away and establish their own private cellars. So in 2008, the cooperative launched a project under the ArnaldoRivera name featuring a single new pan-regional blend plus a cru wine series. Different vineyard sites and enthusiastic growers were identified; a quality charter was drawn up, and winery investments made. It’s been almost a decade in the making, but just over a month ago the new range was launched featuring the outstanding 2013 vintage, and including rarities like wines from a single site in Grinzano Cavour and a Rocche di Castiglione. In general, skin-contact times are a little shorter than at Produttori, and there is some discreet use of new oak (tonneaux rather than barriques) for most of the crus. The range also includes a white Nascetta from Novello, as well as a single-vineyard Diano d’Alba Dolcetto and a Valdisera Barbera d’Alba. -- Decanter Magazine, Andrew Jefford

What The Critics Say

17.5/20 JancisRobinson.com, Walter Speller

"Mid ruby with orange tinges. Embracing and almost opulent cherry nose with hints of iron. Gorgeous, supple red fruit and plenty of chewy tannins. Long, precise and delicious. Already approachable but has the capacity to age. Novello. A total of 13 days on the skins and spontaneous MLF in cask. Aged for 32 months in 50% tonneaux of second and third passage, 50% in 25-hl cask. (WS). Drink 2017 - 2030

90/100 Decanter, Andrew Jefford

"Grown in five different south-facing vineyards in this site of very limey marl, exposed to cool alpine winds. Gothic rather than Romanesque: a rosebud scent and vivid, refined, tight-skirted flavours. Brisk, pert."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Nebbiolo

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Piedmont

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.00%

  • Maturity

    2017 - 2030

This Wine Goes Well With

with GAME
with LAMB
with PORK

Taste

4

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