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Rizzi Berbera d'Alba DOC 2008

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Harvest was carried out by hand in late September. Fermented and macerated for 7-10 days at a temperature of 28°C in stainless steel tanks. Periodic pump-overs and delestages were conducted. Malolactic fermentation occurred. Aged in a combination of stainless steel tanks, cement vats and large Slavonian oak casks for 16 months. Finally, the wine was filtered, fined and bottled. An additional 2 months in bottle gave the wine more polish.

Region: Italy » Piedmont

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  • 2008

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Winery: Rizzi
Color: Red
Varietal: Barbera
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Rizzi:
The company was set up in 1974 by Ernesto Dellapiana on his family’s nineteenth century estate. Having grown up with a passion for the land and wine-growing, in 1973 he decided to leave the city - and an established paper-making business - to follow the great love of his life: the land of the Langa, and its hard-to-work hillsides. He renovated the family farmstead after reassembling various inh... Read more
The company was set up in 1974 by Ernesto Dellapiana on his family’s nineteenth century estate. Having grown up with a passion for the land and wine-growing, in 1973 he decided to leave the city - and an established paper-making business - to follow the great love of his life: the land of the Langa, and its hard-to-work hillsides. He renovated the family farmstead after reassembling various inheritances, and enlarged and completely transformed the original buildings to create a winery with ageing and storage cellars. The first wines were produced in 1974. In 1984 he re-acquired the BOITO farm, which had belonged to his family in the past. Then other recent purchase dates back to 1993, when the VILLA MANZOLA farm was added to the estate. And in the first months of 2004 He bought a new vineyard in one of most prestigious area of Barbaresco: PAJORE’ Over the years the winery’s proprietor has dedicated himself to extending and improving the company and its products in terms of both quantity and quality, making it - with its 85 acres in a single lot - one of the largest, and most interesting and unquestionably important wine estates in the Barbaresco-growing area. This commitment has also been a feature of the wine-making itself, with a constant quest for continually higher quality in seeking to match the most innovative processing equipment and techniques with the classic traditions of the Langa. In the last years to the job of the Proprietor is added the work of Jole and Enrico Dellapiana, the daughter and the son of Ernesto, who are actively entered into the activities of the firm. Jole has begun to deal particularly herself with the commercial and bookkeeping management of the firm, mainly collaborating with the importers, and also following, the net sale in Italy; Enrico, graduated in Enologia to the university of Turin, has begun to deal himself of the technical management of the agricultural firm and the Wine cellar, keeping track of all the problems involved in the production side, but always in hold collaboration and following the wise suggestions of his father. Read less

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Snooth User: James Fab
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3.50 5
01/13/2012

On the nose I detected blueberry, forest, coffee, herbs/spices, and smoke. As it opened up, it reminded me of Gernam plum cake, blueberry pie, dark chocolate and incense (my imagination runs wild as the wine goes to my head). The mouthfeel was silky and thin, with tastes of tart berries and sweet peppers on the finish.



Tasting Notes:

On the nose, this wine expresses notes of fresh, ripe plums and blackberries. The jammy fruit is perfectly complemented by hints of spices. The same characteristics carry through to the palate.

Harvest was carried out by hand in late September. Fermented and macerated for 7-10 days at a temperature of 28°C in stainless steel tanks. Periodic pump-overs and delestages were conducted. Malolactic fermentation occurred. Aged in a combination of stainless steel tanks, cement vats and large Slavonian oak casks for 16 months. Finally, the wine was filtered, fined and bottled. An additional 2 months in bottle gave the wine more polish.

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Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.5%
Sugar: 2.7 grams per liter Total Acidity: 6.0 grams per liter

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