2017 Arnaldo Rivera Diano d’Alba Dolcetto

Lovely drinking here for lovers of the fresher, more modern examples of Piemonte Dolcetto.

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Arnaldo Rivera is about as thoroughbred Piemontese as it gets.

Born in 1919 in Castiglione Falletto, Rivera was a school teacher before becoming Mayor of Castiglione Falletto in 1951. He was re-elected to the position continuously for over 35 years, all the while promoting and investing in his home.

The man feels a deep connection to the region. In 1958, he decided to start a co-op winery in Barolo where he could help local growers and winemakers connect and protect their incomes. He helped some 500+ families through difficult times off his own bat. The man loves his home.

This Dolcetto is a lovely contemporary expression of both region and variety. It's medium bodied, fragrant as all get out and the perfect wine you want to drink but you don't have to think too hard. It's a perfect pizza wine, with fresh berries, fresh acidity and soft, moreish tannins.

The village of Diano d'Alba is a story unto itself where the Barolo wine-growing area is concerned. In fact, traditionally the most widely grown varietal here is Dolcetto, which expresses all its character in the 76 vineyards with prized southerly exposures called "Sori".

Fermentation and maceration for about one week in stainless steel at a controlled temperature. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation.

6 months in steel

Average annual production
5000 bottles (415 cases)

Region: Piemonte, Italy
Blend: Dolcetto (100%)
ABV: 14.50%
Closure: 750ml
Bottle Size:

91 Points - "It's a rich and ripe version of Dolcetto, and to an extent, almost puts me in mind of a Malbec. Plum, coffee, violet, spice, a plush flood of flavour, some new leather and tobacco, ripe and succulent, with a slick of suede-like tannin on the finish. Plenty to sink your teeth into here." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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