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2016 Arnaldo Rivera Langhe Nascetta

2016 Arnaldo Rivera Langhe Nascetta

17 Points Jancis Robinson
2016 Arnaldo Rivera Langhe Nascetta
17 Points Jancis Robinson

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A beautiful and rare white grape from Piedmont. This is made by the exceptional new Piedmont label Arnaldo Rivera -- who are backed by the best sources of the regional collective -- and displays beautiful ripe citrus with a gently mineral and exotic feel. Texturally similar but different to other Italian whites, the Nascetta is well worth a try.

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$34.99 in mixed 6+ or $38.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Nascetta

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

17/20 JancisRobinson.com, Walter Speller

"Pale straw with a coppery tinge. Cool, subtle mandarin nose with hints of quince. Refreshing grapefruit and mandarin-flavoured palate. Long and subtle finish, but will show its true character with further bottle age. (WS)." Drink 2017 - 2022

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Nascetta

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Piedmont

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2017 - 2022

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
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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