Rizzi

Barbaresco Nervo – 2014

Region: italy - piedmont

Rizzi

Nestled at the very top of the impressively steep, vine-clad hills of the Treiso zone of Barbaresco, the winery’s vineyards were planted as early as the 1960’s in the white marl, calcareous soil typical of this area. An impressive selection of cru Barbaresci is punctuated by the spectacular Vigna Boito  located at the peak of the Rizzi cru. The estate is managed entirely by the Dellapiana family with son Enrico as winemaker and viticulturist. Rizzi Winery participates in “The Green Experience” project which mandates guidelines for environmentally sustainable production.

Reviews

95 Points

Enticing aromas of balsamic, leather, menthol, crushed herb, blue flower and dark culinary spice unfold on the nose. The focused palate boasts wonderful, nervy energy, showing red cherry, cranberry, white pepper, cinnamon and clove flavors framed by firm, elegant tannins and vibrant acidity. Drink 2022– 2032. Cellar Selection

Wine Enthusiast, November, 2017
90 Points

The Rizzi 2014 Barbaresco Nervo is a direct and compact wine with dark fruit nuances of blackberry and dried cherry.  The wine shows a lovely garnet color and a mid-weight style that’s easy to drink.  However, it also shows enough structure for important food-pairing possibilities (like roast pork stuffed with dried prunes).

© Wine Advocate, June, 2018
90 Points

Aromas of dried strawberry and cherry with some flower petal.  Medium body, firm tannins and a chewy finish.  A little astringent.  Tangy acidity.  Drink in 2019.

jamessuckling.com, October, 2017
17+ Points

Cask sample, tasted blind. Treiso. Mid ruby with bright orange tinges. A little reductive on the nose and with brooding intensity underneath. Embryonic sour cherry fruit followed by a big charge of youthful tannins playing up on the finish. A little unpolished for the moment, and with plenty of energy. 2018 – 2028

JancisRobinson.com, April, 2017