Rizzi

Barbaresco Nervo – 2015

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

90 Points

The 2015 Barbaresco Nervo is closed and subtle at first, with little aromatic intensity. Instead of immediate fruit, you get salty mineral notes. The wine takes a while to open, but it becomes generous and layered if given the time. Drink 2019 – 2030

© Wine Advocate, April, 2019
95 Points

Intense aromas of rose, woodland berry, dark spice and an earthy whiff of new leather are some of the aromas you’ll find on this fragrant full-bodied red. Boasting ripe fruit and energy, the polished, structured palate doles out juicy red cherry, crushed raspberry, star anise and white pepper. Firm refined tannins and fresh acidity provide an age-worthy structure. Drink 2022–2035.  Cellar Selection

Wine Enthusiast, February, 2019
92 Points

Fresh raspberries, citrus, nutmeg and rose petals. The palate is very nicely polished with blue fruit that runs through bright acidity into the focused finish. Drink in 2020.

jamessuckling.com, August, 2018
92 Points

Fresh raspberries, citrus, nutmeg and rose petals.  The palate is very nicely polished with blue fruit that runs through bright acidity into the focused finish.  Drink in 2020.

jamessuckling.com, September, 2018
16.5 Points

Treiso. Tasted blind. Just mid ruby. Slow, savoury sour-cherry nose. Generous, ripe fruit on the palate with a layer of ripe chewy tannins. Long and brooding and can be approached now, but there is more to come. 2018 – 2028

JancisRobinson.com, July, 2018