Rizzi

Barbera d’Alba – 2016

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

91 Points

Aromas of ripe black plum, black-skinned berry and a whiff of violet lead the nose on this irresistibly delicious wine.  On the soft, juicy palate, pliant tannins wrap around layers of fleshy black raspberry, succulent Marasca cherry, orange zest and a hint of baking spice.  One bottle may not be enough.  Drink through 2020.

Wine Enthusiast, September, 2018
91 Points

The clove character is apparent from the outset here, but fresh herbs, blueberries and spices spring from the glass, too.  This has some lovely firmness and depth for a Barbera d’Alba, without compromising on the fresh fruit that makes this variety popular.  Drink now.

jamessuckling.com, September, 2018