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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  • 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...

  • Nebbiolo

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Merlot

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

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  • To welcome fall, and without a doubt the season has arrived, like clockwork, ... ... in Treiso I visited the Rizzi winery and tasted both from barrel and from the cellar. As further proof  of the quality of the 2011 vintage let me say that Rizzi’s 2011 Boito is outrageous, dark, powerful and intense. It will be a fabulous Riserva.  Pajore is ... Read More

    From the article Barbaresco and Nebbiolo to Buy Now!


  • Rizzi Barbaresco Boito Riserva 2009

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    First year for the reserva Tight on the nose with blueberry in alcohol and medicinal aromas. The finest focus of the wines tasted here today, this is clean and taut, tight on entry with tightly packed fine tannins fanning out broadly on the palate. remaining quite fresh and crisp in the mouth with good acids, this is savory and tight right throu... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Rizzi Barbaresco Pajore 2009

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    Big aromas of burnished sIiced cherry fruit greets the nose along with spicy, almost peppery accents and soil tones that lends this an almost animale quality. With lovely fruit on the attack this shows off considerable power and gains nice balsamic spice notes on the midpalate but this feels a bit less full on the back end, tannins are very ripe... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Rizzi Barbaresco Boito Riserva 2010

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    Deep and powerful on the nose with huge perfumes, spicy and rich with great woodland aromas, pine needles, icy, mineral soil, a bit of pine bark, and dark, tobacco stained berry fruit. Already almost velvety on entry, this exhibits huge structure in the mouth with a poised and faceted feel along with compelling depth and perfume to the wild blac... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Rizzi Barbaresco Pajore 2010

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    Powerful with great aromas of fresh fruit on the nose with hints of mulberry, sandalwood, spiced and flinty with an almost peachy note. In the mouth this is decidedly broad and a bit soft with supple tannins, though great acids adds some power and some weight to the rich raspberry fruit on the palate. the tannins build on the backend lending thi... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Rizzi Barbaresco Nervo Fondetta 2010

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    Smoky on the nose with slightly jammy aromas of frutti del bosco, a bit of sandalwood on the nose, and underlying aromas of blueberries and tar. Fine ripe tannins, greet the palate along with acids that lend a bit of orange rind framing notes to the very focused, gorgeous purity to the red wild berry fruit on the plate. With a little balsam noti... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Rizzi Barbaresco Boito 2006

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    Already showing aromatic maturity on the nose this explodes from the glass with aromas of Crayon, damp soil, pine cone, dried raspberry, fine blond tobacco, cranberry and a bit of hightoned middle eastern spice. Still tight and focused on the palate with subtle spicy herb and sandalwood flavors on on entry, this opens on the midpalate to reveal ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Rizzi Barbaresco Boito 2008

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    Deeply burnished on the nose, with a hint of Chinato layered over dried cherries, a hint of ash and dried cherry wood. This is a big wine, a powerful wine, a bit dark and folded in on itself today but each layer seems distinct, fine and clear. Air brings out a mineral aspect on the palate with gentle medicinal tones that lead to a long finish wh... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • I got so excited about dolcetto this year, see my report on The Return of ... ... Really enchanting. 90pts2010 Rizzi Barbera d’Alba $NAPretty on the nose with aromas of tight black fruit and wild flowers. Rich and fairly powerful on the palate, this shows off good acids supporting  plenty of bright juicy fruit that gains a polished edge with a... Read More

    From the article Barbera is Taking on Airs


  • Rizzi Barbera d'Alba 2010

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    Pretty on the nose with aromas of tight black fruit and wild flowers. Rich and fairly powerful on the palate, this shows off good acids supporting plenty of bright juicy fruit that gains a polished edge with air. Elegant for Barbera, there is great cut and energy on the palate here and good length with dark berry and tart plum fruit that is pur... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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