Dolcetto d'Alba Ercolino Rivetto Dolcetto d'Alba DOC Piemont W³ochy 2006

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

AWE blind tasting - almonds, sweet candied tones, jammy strawberry, fat though with some dried herb tones and a hint of citrus peel easy in the mouth, dark fruit, decent freshness, a nice bitter tone adding freshness bitter almond, interesting, very well managed tannins 86-87

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Azienda Agricola Rivetto:
The Rivetto family began making wine in 1902 in Montaldo Scarampi, a small village located in the Asti region. In 1921 they decided to move to via Rattazzi in the old part of Alba, where they began a successful wine business. Nearly 40 years later, in 1939, Ercole, the family’s patriarch, secured the winery’s future when he purchased the Loirano estate from the Counts of Vassallo. The estate si... Read more
The Rivetto family began making wine in 1902 in Montaldo Scarampi, a small village located in the Asti region. In 1921 they decided to move to via Rattazzi in the old part of Alba, where they began a successful wine business. Nearly 40 years later, in 1939, Ercole, the family’s patriarch, secured the winery’s future when he purchased the Loirano estate from the Counts of Vassallo. The estate sits 400 metres above sea level, occupying 89 acres that face the spectacular Serralunga d’Alba Castle and the charmingly picturesque village of Sinio. The vineyards extended from the southwestward along the highest hilltop. The land has been prized for many generations. As a token of esteem and hospitality, the Falletti family, owners of the Langhe property, best owed upon their cousins, the Vassallo Counts, this rich land located in Loirano, a region synonymous with age-old quality. Sinio is home to ancient wine cellars producing the Dolcetto d’Alba, the Barbera d’Alba, the Nebbiolo d’Alba, the Barolo and the Barbaresco all of wich are consistendly controlled to guarantee a level of quality enriching with age. The methods of preparing the grapes are the result of four generations of wine making. Evolving technology combined with the region’s fertile soil and the wineyard’s mineral deposits work in perfect harmony. In the last decade, the Rivetto enterprise has steadily grown in diverse ways. The family has purchased some acres of vineyard land in Serralunga d’Alba, wich promises to extend their production. They have opened a shop in historic Piazza Garibaldi, located in Alba offering their delicious wines to the public. The estate has opened its doors to tourists; allowing wine lovers and nature enthusiasts to stroll the magnificent grounds; experiencing the fascinating and delicious customs unique to a century old tradition. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Dolcetto d'Alba Ercolino Rivetto Dolcetto d'Alba DOC Piemont W³ochy

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.50 5
05/22/2009

AWE blind tasting - almonds, sweet candied tones, jammy strawberry, fat though with some dried herb tones and a hint of citrus peel easy in the mouth, dark fruit, decent freshness, a nice bitter tone adding freshness bitter almond, interesting, very well managed tannins 86-87




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