Barbaresco "Nervo", Rizzi
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Barbaresco "Nervo", Rizzi - 2020

Item # 33273 750mL

The Nervo bottle comes from the Rizzi family's Fondetta vineyard, located just below their winery in Treiso, a magical hilltop estate that overlooks the hill of Rizzi. This is made from Nebbiolo planted in marl and clay soils, giving a mineral delicacy that's what you expect in fine Barbaresco.

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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.

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Staff Pick Notes

Big wines from northern Italy can often be frustrating to drink. So many of them will be in their prime 10 to 15 years from now. That’s a little bit longer than waiting in line to see Star Wars! Ba-dum Tish! Though in all seriousness, with such an insurmountable obstacle most wine drinkers don’t give these bottles the time of day. That’s why I’ve done the “grunt work” for you by tasting through lots of them, and there are treasures to be found. This particular Barbaresco from Rizzi is showing surprisingly well despite its youth. A delicate nose of raspberry tea and a silky palate of exotic dried fruits. There’s just enough acid to make you smack your lips and eagerly tilt your glass back for another sip.

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About the Producer

Enrico Dellapiana Treiso, Langhe Piedmont, Italy The Rizzi winery was set up in 1974 by Ernesto Dellapiana on his family’s 19th century estate. Over the years, Ernesto and now his son, Enrico, have dedicated to extending and improving the company and its products, both in quantity and quality. At 35 hectares, it is one of the largest, most interesting and important estates in the Barbaresco...

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The most famous grape in Piedmont is the noble Nebbiolo, which makes the long-lived Barolo and Barbaresco. There are plenty of Nebbiolo-based wines that are quite enjoyable in their youth, however, often produced in smaller, lesser-known regions such as Ghemme or Gattinara. Several other Piedmontese grapes make striking and delicious wines: Pelaverga produces light-colored reds with distinctive notes of strawberry, cherry, and pink peppercorn. The red Freisa is vinified in a variety of styles:...

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