Rizzi

173638161 Localita Rizzi 15
Treiso, 12050
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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 Read more »

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Earlier this year I was able to spend a couple of weeks in Piedmont. Of course ... ... finish. 88pts 2012 Rizzi Dolcetto d’Alba $NA Pretty fruit on the nose has a decidedly balsamic cast to the very floral, raspberry fruit. Quite polished in the mouth, and a bit rich on the palate with fine grained tannins, and good supporting acids. There’s ... Read More

    From the article Dolcetto is Back!


  • Rizzi Dolcetto d'Alba 2012

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    Pretty fruit on the nose has a decidedly balsamic cast to the very floral, raspberry fruit. Quite polished in the mouth, and a bit rich on the palate with fine grained tannins, and good supporting acids. Theres lots of bold, sweet fruit, as well as plenty of crunchy, crisp grape tannins that firms this up on the backend. Soft, broad and full of ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • I recently spent a few days in Piedmont getting a head start on my annual look ... of early drinkability. Rizzi in Barbaresco was also on my list this visit, a break from all that Barolo! The line-up here in both 2010 and 2011 was very strong. Three crus are produced, the tight, focused nerve, the more classically open and delicate Pajore, and... Read More

    From the article A First Look at Barolo 2010


  • A few days ago I tasted a wine that aged in cement. I looked for more information on aging wine in cement but I didn't find much. If someone can tell me more about the process of aging wine in cement (and the benefits of doing so) then I would very much appreciate it.The wine was a Montecucco DOC. You can find my tasting notes for it here. http:... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine that aged in cement


  • Rizzi Barbaresco Boito 2006

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    After tasting about 15 different wines, I ended with this. At this point it was ... ... Cru within the existing Rizzi Cru. It is a "Bricco" which means it is at the top of the hill. The soil is calcareous and has more clay than the rest of the larger Cru giving it more complex and deeper qualities Read More

    Wine review by Anna Savino


  • Rizzi Barbaresco Pajore 2007

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    Juicy pomegranate and black cherry juice on the nose with spicy cinnamon tones. More aromatic than the other crus. Structured with nice tannins. Read More

    Wine review by Anna Savino


  • Rizzi Barbaresco Nervo Fondetta 2007

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    Soft subtle flavors, a bit nervous on the palate, red berries Read More

    Wine review by Anna Savino


  • Rizzi Barbaresco Pajore 2008

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    We tasted this bottle which had been opened for 2 days and it was amazing how fresh it still was! Orange peels and spices, with ripe red berries on the palate. Nice long finish Read More

    Wine review by Anna Savino


  • Rizzi Barbaresco Rizzi 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by Anna Savino


  • Rizzi Barbera d'Alba 2009

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    For those of you who believe Barbera D'Asti is superior to Barbera D'Alba you must try this! Read More

    Wine review by Anna Savino


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