Rizzi Barbaresco "Rizzi" DOCG 2015 (Piedmont, Italy) - [JS 94] [WE 93] [RP 92]

Rizzi Barbaresco "Rizzi" DOCG 2015
(Piedmont, Italy) - [JS 94] [WE 93] [RP 92]


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About This Wine:
The Barbaresco wine is produced from Nebbiolo grapes harvested in the Crü Rizzi. The Rizzi Cru is extensive, so it is not surprise that within it, there are substantial variations for characteristic of the soil, exposure and altitude. It’s for this that our Barbaresco is so particular, and the Rizzi hill is incontestably one of the most famous in the Langhe area.

Garnet in color with orange reflections typical of Nebbiolo. The nose has a fragrant and crisp aroma, with hints of red fruits and flavors of berries, and herbs, with floral and spicy notes. On the palate shows a great texture and tannic structure, with a nice sweetness, delicacy, elegance, great balance and fine tannins and a long finish, fruity and nervous.

NOTES
First year of production: 1974 as Barbaresco Rizzi.
Serving suggestions: pasta with game sauces, roast and braised meats, stewed game, wild boar stew, roasts and mature cheeses such as pecorino and Parmigiano Reggiano
Serving Temperature: 18°C.

VINIFICATION
Harvest: The grapes are handpicked usually the first decade of October (with small variations depending on the weather).
Fermentation and Maceration: in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures, not exceed values of 30°C, for a period of 25-35 days.
Malolactic Fermentation: Following the alcoholic fermentation, the wine is racked and undergoes a malolactic fermentation, which normally lasts a month.
Aging: For the Barbaresco aging is provided for about 12-15 months in oak barrels (50Hl), then into concrete tanks for 8 months and then in bottle before the selling, 3 years later the harvest.

Ratings & Reviews

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94 Points - James Suckling:
"A beautiful Barbaresco with crushed lavender, citrus, violets and nutmeg. There’s a very serious tannin backbone behind this and the fruit/acidity tension makes the whole, compact package very endearing. Full body, pinpoint acidity and a fine, elegant finish. Drink in 2022." - (4 Aug, 2018)

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"Wild berry, fragrant blue flower, tilled soil and ground spice aromas propel out of the glass. Structured but understated and elegant, the focused palate delivers mature cherry, star anise and a tobacco note alongside taut, refined tannins. Drink 2021–2027." - Kerin O’Keefe (2/1/2019)

92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2015 Barbaresco Rizzi is not overripe, but rich and dark instead. Glossy, natural rubber gives it linearity and firm contours. This wine offers pretty Nebbiolo-driven aromas of wild berry, pressed rose, tar and licorice. This is an elegant and contained expression." - Monica Larner (30th Apr 2019)