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.
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
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).
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.