2015 Rizzi Barbaresco DOCG
Nestled at the very top of the impressively steep, vine-clad hills of the Treiso zone of Barbaresco, the winery’s vineyards were planted as early as the 1960’s in the white marl, calcareous soil typical of this area. An impressive selection of cru Barbaresci is punctuated by the spectacular Vigna Boito located at the peak of the Rizzi cru. The estate is managed entirely by the Dellapiana family with son Enrico as winemaker and viticulturist. Rizzi Winery participates in “The Green Experience” project which mandates guidelines for environmentally sustainable production.
The Barbaresco wine is produced from Nebbiolo grapes harvest in the Crü Rizzi. The Rizzi Cru is extensive, so it is no surprise that within it, there are substantial variations for characteristic of the soil, exposure and altitude. It’s for this that our Barbaresco is so particular, and the Rizzi hill is incontestably one of the most famous in the Langhe area.
Barbaresco garnet in color with orange reflections typical of Nebbiolo. The nose has a fragrant and crisp aroma, with hints of red fruits and flavors of berries, and herbs, with floral and spicy notes. On the palate shows a great texture and tannic structure, with a nice sweetness, delicacy, elegance, great balance and fine tannins and long finish.
Made from Nebbiolo grapes; vine age – planted 1967-2004
Grown on soils of white marl clayey- calcareous, alternated by sand
Fermented in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures for a period of 25-35 days Aged in oak barrels (50Hl) for 12-15 months and then in concrete tanks for 8 months. Bottled and released 3 years after the harvest.
jamessuckling.com, 94 Points
A beautiful Barbaresco with crushed lavender, citrus, violets and nutmeg. There’s a very serious tannin backbone behind this and the fruit/acidity tension makes the whole, compact package very endearing. Full body, pinpoint acidity and a fine, elegant finish.
Wine Advocate, 92 Points
The 2015 Barbaresco Rizzi is not overripe, but rich and dark instead. Glossy, natural rubber gives it linearity and firm contours. This wine offers pretty Nebbiolo-driven aromas of wild berry, pressed rose, tar and licorice. This is an elegant and contained expression. Drink 2019 – 2030
Wine Enthusiast, 93 Points
Wild berry, fragrant blue flower, tilled soil and ground spice aromas propel out of the glass. Structured but understated and elegant, the focused palate delivers mature cherry, star anise and a tobacco note alongside taut, refined tannins. Drink 2021-2027.
Italy, Piedmont, Treiso, Rizzi
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