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2014 Arnaldo Rivera Barolo Boiolo

2014 Arnaldo Rivera Barolo Boiolo

92 Points John Caro
2014 Arnaldo Rivera Barolo Boiolo
92 Points John Caro

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A beautiful Barolo of made from grapes grown in a single vineyard area. A new discovery for us, the Arnaldi Rivera label has just been released by an historic and newly renovated collective in Barolo. The Boiolo vineyard faces south east on darker clay soils typical of the region, and at an elevation of 420 metres, to produce a graceful wine of bright red fruits and palpable, food-loving tannins. Single site Barolo of real charm and finesse, this Boiolo is superb value for the table or cellar.

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$79.99 in mixed 6+ or $88.99 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

16.5/20 JancisRobinson.com, Walter Speller

"Mid ruby with orange tinges. Peppery lifted cherry fruit with a spicy edge and earthy notes. Succulent and a little vibrant and with coating ripe tannins. Quite good for this modest cru. (WS)." Drink 2018 - 2024

91/100 Decanter, Andrew Jefford (2013 vintage)

"Grown in a SE-facing, clay-rich vineyard at 420 m, owned by the co-operative itself since 1999. A clear deep red in colour, with scent of dried herbs, roses and kirsch cherries. The palate opens softly and sweetly, then juicy acidity and cherry-bramble fruit become apparent over earthy tones and fine tannins."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Nebbiolo

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Piedmont

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.00

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2024

This Wine Goes Well With

with GAME
with LAMB
with PORK

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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