Rivetto

Italy Piedmont Serralunga d'Alba

OUR APPROACH 

In 2009 we started to think and act organic in the vineyards (officially certified since 2016). 

In 2015 our evolution continued with the introduction of a Biodynamic approach to the entire property.

Key changes to improve the ecosystem include, adding trees and plants in the vineyards, introducing a green garden, and building birdhouses. While we have always sought balance in the vineyards, we now look for it in every part of our environment. 

For us, that means no chemical weeding, no systemic anti-parasite treatments, and no chemical fertilization. In addition, we plant barley, oats, and clover between the vines to revitalize the soil.

To keep soft the soil not to stress the roots of the vines. 

We use corroborates to reduce chemical treatments and we even make our own compost. 

To promote as much biodiversity as possible we practice farming diversification by incorporating other crops. 

Finally, we always bottle with the energy of the waning moon. 

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Just a few miles away, Rivetto's perch atop a ridge to the east of Serralunga offers a stunning view of the castle. The property straddles the border between Serralunga and Sinio, which lies just outside the Barolo zone.

Enrico Rivetto, the fourth generation to run the estate, freely admitted, "I have more ideas than money." For example, he hopes to label his Nebbiolo from Sinio as Barolo one day, but barring any changes to the boundaries of the Barolo zone, he'll have to be satisfied with his holdings in Serralunga: Briccolina, Manocino, Serra and San Bernardo.

His family has been in the wine business since 1902, occupying its current location since 1932. There are 37 acres of vineyards farmed organically and equally as many acres of hazelnuts.

Rivetto likes to harvest in three passes, first cutting the tips of the Nebbiolo clusters, then picking the clusters furthest from the trunk and finally the rest of the grapes. The crop is crushed and fed into tanks by gravity.

Fermentation is in stainless steel with indigenous yeast, with the exception of the Briccolina. The Barolo consists of Nebbiolo from Manocino, Serra and San Bernardo. It ages for 30 months in large Slavonian oak casks and a further 10 months in bottle. The 2010 was slightly austere, showing tobacco, cherry, plum and briar notes. Its tannins were assertive, but the savory finish found a nice balance.

The Barolo Leon Riserva is a selection from the casks of Barolo that Rivetti feels is capable of extended aging. The lots destined for the Leon Riserva see an additional 10 months respectively in both cask and bottle before release.

Fermentation for the Barolo Briccolina takes place in conical wood vats called "tini," before aging in wood for three years and a further 16 months in bottle. The 2010 evoked beautiful aromas of flowers, cherry, strawberry and tobacco matched to an elegant, refined and harmonious frame.

Rivetto has barriques for his Barbera and is not averse to using them for Nebbiolo, but there is no recipe here. The Barbera d'Alba Zio Nando, named after his great uncle Ferdinando, who planted the grapes in 1944, sees 45 percent French oak barriques and 55 percent Slavonian oak casks.

Rivetto also makes a fresh, floral-, lime- and spice-scented Langhe Nascetta, a local variety that is currently undergoing a revival in the region.

Wine available
Wine Type Size Score Status Price

Rivetto Barbaresco Docg 2018 Marcarini [case of 6 bottles]

Rivetto

Italy Piedmont Langhe

  • Red
  • 0,75ltx6
  • LT
Red 0,75ltx6
LT
Price €168.00

Rivetto Barbera d'Alba Doc 2017 Zio Nando BIO [case of 6 bottles]

Rivetto

Italy Piedmont Langhe

  • Red
  • 0,75ltx6
  • 87 wa
  • LT
Red 0,75ltx6
87 wa
LT
Price €117.00

Rivetto Barolo Docg 2010 Leon Riserva Magnum

Rivetto

Italy Piedmont Langhe

  • Red
  • 1,5ltx1
  • 94 js
  • IS
Red 1,5ltx1
94 js
IS
Price €135.00

Rivetto Barolo Docg 2011 del Comune di Serralunga D-Magnum

Rivetto

Italy Piedmont Langhe

  • Red
  • 3ltx1
  • 92 ws
  • IS
Red 3ltx1
92 ws
IS
Price €150.00

Rivetto Barolo Docg 2012 Briccolina

Rivetto

Italy Piedmont Langhe

  • Red
  • 0,75lt
  • 92 wa
  • IS
Red 0,75lt
92 wa
IS
Price €110.00

Rivetto Barolo Docg 2012 Briccolina Magnum

Rivetto

Italy Piedmont Langhe

  • Red
  • 1,5ltx1
  • 92 wa
  • IS
Red 1,5ltx1
92 wa
IS
Price €225.00

Rivetto Barolo Docg 2013 Briccolina

Rivetto

Italy Piedmont Langhe

  • Red
  • 0,75ltx3
  • 89 js
  • LT
Red 0,75ltx3
89 js
LT
Price €330.00

Rivetto Barolo Docg 2013 del Comune di Serralunga d'Alba

Rivetto

Italy Piedmont Langhe

  • Red
  • 0,75lt
  • 91 wa
  • IS
Red 0,75lt
91 wa
IS
Price €35.00

Rivetto Barolo Docg 2015 Briccolina

Rivetto

Italy Piedmont Langhe

  • Red
  • 0,75ltx3
  • LT
Red 0,75ltx3
LT
Price €315.00

Rivetto Barolo Docg 2015 Leon Riserva

Rivetto

Italy Piedmont Langhe

  • Red
  • 0,75lt
  • IS
Red 0,75lt
IS
Price €59.00

Rivetto Barolo Docg 2015 Leon Riserva [case of 6 bottles]

Rivetto

Italy Piedmont Langhe

  • Red
  • 0,75ltx6
  • LT
Red 0,75ltx6
LT
Price €360.00

Rivetto Barolo Docg 2016 del Comune di Serralunga

Rivetto

Italy Piedmont Langhe

  • Red
  • 0,75lt
  • 93 wa
  • IS
Red 0,75lt
93 wa
IS
Price €35.00
Red 0,75ltx6
LT
Price €204.00

Rivetto Langhe Nascetta Borea Doc 2013 Magnum

Rivetto

Italy Piedmont Langhe

  • White
  • 1,5ltx1
  • IS
White 1,5ltx1
IS
Price €50.00

Rivetto Langhe Nascetta Doc 2012 Magnum

Rivetto

Italy Piedmont Langhe

  • White
  • 1,5ltx1
  • IS
White 1,5ltx1
IS
Price €46.97

Rivetto Langhe Nascetta Doc 2017 Borea BIO

Rivetto

Italy Piedmont Langhe

  • White
  • 0,75lt
  • IS
White 0,75lt
IS
Price €19.00

Rivetto Langhe Nebbiolo Doc 2018

Rivetto

Italy Piedmont Langhe

  • Red
  • 0,75lt
  • 90 wa
  • IS
Red 0,75lt
90 wa
IS
Price €16.00

Rivetto Langhe Nebbiolo Doc 2019

Rivetto

Italy Piedmont Langhe

  • Red
  • 0,75lt
  • IS
Red 0,75lt
IS
Price €16.00

Rivetto Langhe Nebbiolo Doc 2019 Lirano (amphora)

Rivetto

Italy Piedmont Langhe

  • Red
  • 0,75lt
  • IS
Red 0,75lt
IS
Price €24.00
Red 0,75ltx6
LT
Price €144.00