2006 Dante Rivetti Barbaresco Bricco di Neive Riserva DOCG
100% Nebbiolo. This Barbaresco Cru from the village of Neive bears the additional geographic indication “Bricco di Neive” on its label. The vines are historic, and the vineyard faces southwest on clayey calcareous soils.
Aged for 36 months in oak, with 80% in 50 hl Slavonian oak casks and 20% in small French barrels for the first 2 years followed by 12 months all in large Slavonian casks. The wine then matures in the bottle for a further 18 months, after which it can be labelled as a Riserva.
Deep garnet red acquiring the orange nuances which are typical of Nebbiolo on ageing, It has an intense, expansive bouquet, and a dry, full-bodied taste with a tannic entry that develops with a nice, long structure. It lends itself to lengthy ageing.
Exceptional with red meat and game and medium mature cheeses.
93 points Robert Parker
92 points Wine Spectator
91 points I Vini di Veronelli
4 grappoli Bibenda
4 stars Decanter
- About The Producer
The roots of four generations of the Rivetti family run deep into the hills that overlook Neive from Bricco, Cuneo. Towards the end of the 19th century, Giuseppe Rivetti “Pinin”, head of the family, bought three estates to share among his children. A century later, in the mid 1979’s, his grandson Dante began personally running the wineries, bottling and selling the wines produced under his own name. Every year, Dante Rivetti continues to achieve the highest international accolades for their exceptional Barbaresco.