Rizzi

Langhe Nebbiolo – 2021

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.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Vineyards in Treiso.

  • Altitude: 750-1210 feet/230-370 meters
  • Exposure: South, Southwest
  • Soil: White marl, clayey calcareous with alernate sandy layers
  • Vines Planted: 1995 – 2015
  • Vine Training System: Guyot
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested into small crates the first 10 days of October
  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature <86ºF for 3 weeks
  • Racked, then malolactic fermentation for a month
  • Aged 12 months in large Slavonian oak barrels
Winemaker's Notes

Langhe Nebbiolo is the perfect example of how to understand the king of Piedmontese vines and this wine is a classic yet contemporary version. Bright ruby in the glass, it releases fruity, floral and spicy aromas. The fine body and tannic structure are mouth-wateringly elegant.

Wine Summary

100% Nebbiolo; alcohol: 14.5%; grown in white marl, clay-calcareous soils, alernated with sand; hand harvested 1st ten days of October; fermented 3 weeks under 86ºF; 1 month malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks; aged 12 months in large Slavonian oak barrels.

Technical Information
  • 100% Nebbiolo
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Total Acidity: 5.59 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 0.56 g/l

General Info

Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation(s) Treiso, Neive, Neviglie
Proprietors Enrico Dellapiana
Founded 1974
Winemaker Enrico Dellapiana
Annual Production Between 7,500 to 9,000 9L cases