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.
DOCG vineyards in Treiso and Neviglie.
- Altitude: 755 – 2400 feet
- Soil: White marl, clayey – calcareous
- Vines Planted: 1964, 1982, 1984 & 2015
- Vine Training System: Guyot
- Hand harvested into small crates end August to early September
- Gently pressed immediately after picking
- Static cold storage at 32ºF to clarify
- Juice heated to 64ºF to begin fermentation, continuing at 64-68ºF
- When wine reached 5% alcohol fermentation is halted by cooling to 26ºF
- Wine is filtered before bottling
It’s a cheerful, light, aromatic wine, made with Moscato grapes owned by the family. It has always been the Piedmontese perfect excuse for refreshing break, and it’s envied world wide for its uniqueness. The bouquet releases scents of wild flowers and white pulp fruits. The perlage is delicate and the gustatory sweetness is balanced. This is an amazing dessert wine but also a perfect companion for fresh cheeses.
100% Moscato Bianco; 5% alcohol; DOCG vineyards in Treiso and Neviglie; grown in white marl clay-calcalerous soils; hand harvested late August – early September; grapes crushed immediately and juice chilled to 32°F, fermented in stainless steel tanks at 64-68ºF until 5% alcohol reached, then cooled to 26ºF; bottled after filtering.
- 100% Moscato Bianco
- Alcohol: 5%
The 2022 Moscato d’Asti from Cantine Rizzi is a beautiful wine. The bouquet is complex, bright and bouncy, hopping from the glass in a blaze of pear, passion fruit, orange blossoms, white soil tones and a touch of coriander-like spice tones. On the palate the wine is vibrant, full-bodied and zesty, with a pretty core of fruit, fine focus and complexity and a long, frizzante finish. This has just the right amount of sparkle to keep the wine light on its feet, while being thirst-quenching. A lovely example. 2023 – 2025
|Appellation(s)||Treiso, Neive, Neviglie|
|Annual Production||Between 7,500 to 9,000 9L cases|