Barbaresco DOCG Froi 2012 - Rivetti

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Barbaresco Froi di Rivetti Massimo is the result of a meticulous selection of Nebbiolo grapes coming from the best vineyards of the farmhouse Froi. For 22 months in Slavonian oak barrels, it evolves, affinate for about 6 months in bottle. It is considered to be one of the best Italian roasted wines, but also goes well with game, poultry, braised and seasoned or spicy cheeses.

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CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
TypeRed Wine
Grapenebbiolo
DesignationBarbaresco DOCG
Alcohol Content14,5% vol.
FormatsBottle of 750 ml.
TastingRuby red in color with garnet they're ethereal, with hints of violets and liquorice, from full dry and velvety taste.
Food matchesRoasted Beef, Game, Poultry, Stewed Meat, Aged Cheese
Service temperature16° – 18° C.
Suggested glassTulip glass very large
Vintage2012

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THE WINE

The result of a meticulous selection of Nebbiolo grapes from the best vineyards of the farm "Froi". Ages for 22 months in oak barrels of Slavonia and evolves, more refined for about 6 months in bottle.

THE COMPANY

The Rivetti Massimo winery is situated in Neive, in Piedmont; its vineyards stretch on the sunny hills of the Lower Langa.
The twenty hectares fully intended for the vine cultivation are divided into three different farmsteads:

Froi, which is in the commune of Neive is the business centre and it is property of the family since 1947. It has always been intended for the wine viticultural production and with its wine-cellar and the twelve hectare vineyards it is one of the oldest structures in the area (which were already mentioned on the military maps at the end of the XIX century). The vineyards look favourably South, South-West, in fact they have two subzones called Rivetti and Serraboella, which are particularly important for the production of the Nebbiolo da Barbaresco; in addition to Nebbiolo also Barbera d’Alba, Moscato d’Asti and Cabernet Sauvignon are cultivated. Most of the vineyards are between thirty and fifty years old and they have a high density per hectare (4500 / 6500 vines).

Garassino, which is situated in the commune of Mango, comprises four hectares looking South-West.
For our farm it represents the possibility of future expansion of the plants; here, in fact, the vineyards are younger and there is the trend towards innovation of the Piedmontese sorts with the introduction of Merlot, Pinot Nero, besides to Langhe Nebbiolo and Langhe Arneis.

La Palazzina, which is in the commune of Alba, comprises as well four hectares vines with traditional sorts such as: Nebbiolo d’Alba, Barbera d’Alba and Dolcetto d’Alba, with fully ripe (over 35 years), looking South vineyards.

PHILOSOPHY

The Rivetti family makes high quality wine by starting in the vineyard with meticulous attention paid to every step in the process with respect for the environment, from mechanical mowing rather than using herbicides, organic fertilizers, to being the first winery in the area to control pests with the use of hormones from other female insects “sexual confusion” and finally the careful selection of high quality fruit by hand harvesting every bunch of grapes. All this will certify our wines ORGANIC in 2016. Low yields per hectare, favored by significant thinning “green harvest” and advanced cultivation techniques allow us to obtain high quality grapes. Harvest is done by hand in small harvest tubs of 20 kg to preserve the integrity of the grapes.

The work continues in the cellar, starting with temperature controlled fermentation with frequent pump overs for proper color extraction and polyphenolic substances.
The young, ready to drink wines are stored in stainless steel tanks to preserve freshness while the more structured wines are aged in wood consisting of 25 hectoliter Slavonian oak barrels “botte” and French oak barrels “barriques”. Even in the making of wine we follow the philosophy to keep the wine as natural as possible, using very low amounts of sulfites. The last step is bottling where no micro filtration is made in order to obtain wines with greater fullness and enhancing the characteristics of the territory.

Additional Geographic Mentions BARBARESCO D.O.C.G. - Municipality of Neive

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Barbaresco DOCG Froi 2012 - Rivetti

Barbaresco DOCG Froi 2012 - Rivetti

Barbaresco Froi di Rivetti Massimo is the result of a meticulous selection of Nebbiolo grapes coming from the best vineyards of the farmhouse Froi. For 22 months in Slavonian oak barrels, it evolves, affinate for about 6 months in bottle. It is considered to be one of the best Italian roasted wines, but also goes well with game, poultry, braised and seasoned or spicy cheeses.

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