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2016 Arnaldo Rivera Barolo Undici

2016 Arnaldo Rivera Barolo Undici

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94 Points James Suckling
2016 Arnaldo Rivera Barolo Undici
94 Points James Suckling

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A lush and approachable Barolo from a superb new collective. Terre Del Barolo brought together growers in the 1950s, and is newly emerging as a source of extreme quality and value. This bright-fruited Nebbiolo was sourced from an impressive range of eleven villages (hence "Undicicomuni") before being fermented in steel, then aged in large and small formats of French oak. Broad textures and flavours are balanced by lushness and precise tannins, making this a wonderful Barolo to drink now or cellar to a decade plus. Superb value!

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$69.99 in mixed 6+ or $76.99 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

94/100 James Suckling

"Aromas of sweet berries with fresh, floral and forest-flower notes that turn to conifer and perfume. Medium-to full-bodied with racy tannins. I like the dried-fruit flavors with hints of mushrooms and dried meat. Better in 2022."

17/20 and Very Good Value, JancisRobinson.com, Walter Speller

"Lustrous mid ruby. Pretty nose of concentrated, peppery cherry fruit. Crunchy red-fruit palate underpinned with stalky tannins. Elegant medium-bodied feel. Can be approached now. Should be VGV. (WS)." Drink 2020 - 2028

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Nebbiolo

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Piedmont

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2020 - 2028

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with PORK

Taste

3

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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