Rizzi

Barbaresco Rizzi – 2017

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

94 Points

A firm, linear wine, showing very fine tannins and focused ripe fruit with walnut and hazelnut undertones. Some dried-mushroom character, too. Medium-bodied, bright and long. Needs two or three years. Better after 2022.

jamessuckling.com, July, 2020
95 Points

EDITOR’S CHOICE 

Mouthwatering aromas of ripe berry, baking spice and crushed aromatic herb mingle with new leather and camphor on this inviting red. The delicious, elegantly structured palate doles out juicy red cherry, crushed strawberry and licorice set against polished, fine-grained tannins. Drink 2021–2029.

Wine Enthusiast, October, 2020
92 Points

The Rizzi 2017 Barbaresco Rizzi is a wine of pretty harmony and balance. The aromas open slowly and delicately with red fruit and wild rose. You get a brief glimpse onto the warmth and sunshine of the vintage (this was a hot year), although that heat is well managed and contained. It comes forward with a little more darkness and concentration. This vintage is well suited for near and medium-term drinking alongside braised lamb and roasted potatoes with rosemary and garlic. I enjoyed that little hint of chalk or crushed mineral on the close. An ample 16,000 bottles were made.  2022 – 2033

© Wine Advocate, July, 2020
17 Points

Alba. Tasted blind. Just mid ruby. Deep, ripe nose of cherry and cherry liqueur. Voluptuous, full cherry fruit palate with a good dose of lively acidity and a layer of grainy tannins. A very attractive wine and ready now.  2020 – 2028

JancisRobinson.com, August, 2020
94 Points

A firm, linear wine, showing very fine tannins and focused ripe fruit with walnut and hazelnut undertones. Some dried-mushroom character, too. Medium-bodied, bright and long. Needs two or three years. Better after 2022.

jamessuckling.com, August, 2020