2006 Dante Rivetti Barbaresco Bricco di Neive Riserva DOCG ~ Red Wine
750 ml bottle
100% Nebbiolo. This Barbaresco Cru from the village of Neive, Piedmont bears the additional geographic indication “Bricco di Neive” The vines are historic, and the vineyard faces southwest on clayey calcareous soils.
It ages for 36 months in oak, 80% in large 50 hl Slavonian oak casks, and 20% in small French oak barrels for the first 2 years, followed by 12 months all in large Slavonian oak casks. The wine then matures in the bottle for a further 18 months, after which it can be labelled as a Riserva.
The wine is a beautiful deep garnet red colour acquiring the orange nuances which are characteristic 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.
This Barbaresco is exceptional with red meat, game and medium-aged 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.