Every now and then, we get a super special wine that we can’t help but rave about. If you’re looking for something rare, unique or just unlike anything you’ve ever tasted, look no further than these featured wines!
2017 Rivetto Barolo di Serralunga d’Alba
Barolo, Piemonte, Italy
A Demeter-certified biodynamic Barolo is rare, and so is minimal handling and indigenous yeast fermentation. And yet this is the approach that Enrico Rivetto takes towards all of his wines in Italy’s famed Piemonte region. Rivetto’s wines have gained considerable acclaim over the past ten years. In 2011, his 2006 Barolo was ranked #16 on the Wine Spectator Top 100 list! We are very lucky to have access to these unicorn wines in Alberta.
Enrico Rivetto strongly believes in biodynamic farming. Some Barolo vines in the region are being sold for 2.1 million euros per hectare, and yet he is tearing up some of the vines he inherited to plant nut trees, orchards, herbs, and wildflowers. Some of his vineyards have been torn up to create pasture for grazing animals, and other parts left to return to a natural wild. This ‘vineyard garden’ is worked entirely by hand. He benefits from having all 23 hectares of his lands (15 of which are still vineyards) on the same hilltop, allowing him to easily and efficiently care for the vines.
Ultimately, Enrico Rivetto believes the harmony of interacting plant and animal life among his vineyards will allow the proudest expression of Barolo to emerge in the glass.
I am here to lead my little world towards a balanced renaissance, with just the right amount of madness.
Spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts
Aged for 30 months in Slavonian oak, followed by 1 year in bottle
Certified biodynamic, organic and vegan
Garnet red colour with orange tones
Aromas of fragrant blue flower, rose, new leather, cake spice and wild berry
Full bodied, savoury palate with solid tannins
Flavours of juicy cherry and raspberry with notes of cinnamon and clove
Perfectly expressive of the Nebbiolo varietal.
Pair with red meat course, game and hard or matured cheese. Highly recommended with food enriched with truffles.
Serve at 18 degrees Celsius
This wine can be enjoyed now, but the best drinking window is between 2024-2029.
We price this wine at $86.99