2014 Arnaldo Rivera Barolo Monvigliero

2014 Arnaldo Rivera Barolo Monvigliero

17.5 Points Jancis Robinson MW
2014 Arnaldo Rivera Barolo Monvigliero
17.5 Points Jancis Robinson MW

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A single vineyard Barolo from the "Grand Cru" of Verduno. Monvigliero faces due south at at an altitude of 250 metres, and lies on white and calcerous clay soils. The result is a harmonious balance of aromatic nuance and rich, textural body, which makes for a Barolo that is delicious in youth but with excellent potential in cellar. With the vintage of 2014 being on the more delicate side, this beautiful wine will be particularly charming in the near to medium term.

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$95.00 in mixed 6+ or $105.00 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

17.5 JancisRobinson.com

(2013 vintage)Verduno. 12 days of total skin maceration and aged 32 months in French tonneaux of which 20% was new, and 80% second and third passage. Just mid ruby with orange tinges. Complex nose of garden herbs and sour cherry with a hint of cedar. Finely grained tannins spiking perfumed, succulent cherry fruit on the palate. Lithe and yet formidable grip on the finish. Needs a year or two to truly open up.

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    2018 - 2028

This Wine Goes Well With

with GAME
with LAMB
with PORK



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