Rivetto Langhe Nebbiolo
Enrico Rivetto is considered by his neighbours to be ... eccentric. It is not simply that he sought to become the first Demeter certified grower in Barolo. The passion and conviction goes much further: Enrico believes strongly in natural holistic poly-farming.
And he puts his money where his mouth is: In a time when vines in Barolo are selling for an average of €1.2m per hectare, he's actively tearing up several hectares of his inheritance by the roots just to plant nut trees, orchards, herbs, and wild flowers, tearing up more to create pasture for grazing animals, and tearing up more to let a portion of the land return to wilds.
From this harmony of interacting plant life, Enrico is out to prove that Barolo's proudest expression will emerge in its ultimate complexity.
His viticultural interpretation of Masanobu Fukuoka's One Straw Revolution and Rudolf Steiners Biodynamics have shown with each year an increasing beauty and singularity in the final product.
"A marriage of classic Nebbiolo structure, with a powerful build but a pleasant drinkability. Properly medium bodied, with spicy, rose petal aromas, deep red fruit and a whisper of oak. The palate is medium tannic, supple fruit, and a warming mouthfeel. It is typically, and perfectly Nebbiolo, but with a seriousness that surpasses its Langhe appellation. Thus, the value of this wine borders on Barolo rather than Langhe Rosso. A completely pleasurable Wednesday night Neb!" - Andrew Stewart, Vino al Vino