2014 Arnaldo Rivera Barolo Castello

2014 Arnaldo Rivera Barolo Castello

91 Points John Caro
2014 Arnaldo Rivera Barolo Castello
91 Points John Caro

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A single site Barolo with serious potential for shorter term cellaring. This vineyard lies near the picturesque castle of Grenzane Cavour, where deep dark clay soils on a nice south west aspect sit at only a moderate elevation of 250m. The result is a wine of subtle richness where delicate but long, piercing fruit is grounded in firm tannins, earthy complexity and textural depth. A classic balance of femininity and power, this Cru Barolo is starting to settle into its drinking phase, but only just beginning to reveal its full dimension.

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$74.99 in mixed 6+ or $83.99 per bottle




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

16/20 JancisRobinson.com, Walter Speller

"Mid ruby with bricky tinges. Pretty and heady nose of cinnamon and cherry with a hint of nutmeg. Succulent fruit with a touch of vanilla, but peters out a little on the finish. Perhaps this just needs a couple more months in bottle to show its true self. Aged in 30% new oak for 24 months. Grinzane Cavour. (WS)" Drink 2018 - 2024

Decanter Magazine, Andrew Jefford (2013 vintage)

"Grown on a single south-west facing vineyard of clay-rich marls at 250 m in this ‘satellite’ zone of Barolo, separated from the main body of the DOCG by a strip of Diano d’Alba land. Light in colour, with dusty redcurrant scents and slender, elegant, light pomegranate and cranberry fruit on the palate."

Stats & Food Matching

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    2018 - 2024

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with PORK



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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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