Barbaresco Rizzi Riserva “Boito” – 2014

Region: italy - piedmont


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.


91 Points

Tea leaves, dried citrus, rosemary, tar and cedar. Medium-bodied with fine, silky tannins and a spicy finish. Drink now.

jamessuckling.com, November, 2019
96 Points

Classic Nebbiolo aromas of wild red berry, rose petal, star anise and a whiff of aromatic herbs are front and center on this full-bodied red. Reflecting the nose, the structured palate doles out juicy red cherry, pomegranate, licorice and a hint of tobacco alongside tightly knit, polished tannins and vibrant acidity. It’s still youthfully austere with good aging potential. Drink 2022–2029.

Wine Enthusiast, September, 2019