Rivetto Barolo ’Serralunga’ 2016/2017
£54.95 per bottle
Serralunga is one of the most famous vineyard sites of Barolo, where the Nebbiolo vines enjoy perfect south east facing exposure on chalky soils. This intense, full bodied red has a wonderful scent of violets and roses. It is harmoniously balanced, rich with tar and plum flavours held by firm tannins, powerful yet never aggressive. The palate captures the tipicity of the site with mineral, herb and mint nuances and subtle oak character.
Serve with red meats especially venison, beef or hare, calves liver, hearty casseroles and strong cheeses.
The unique low alpine region of Piedmont (or Piemonte), which means `at the foot of the mountains`, is located in northwest Italy around the city of Turin. The region includes the small and prestige hillside wine towns of Barolo, Barbaresco, Asti and Gavi, where a diverse variety of wine styles originate. Some of Italy`s most revered and expensive red wines come from the Nebbiolo grape, grown alongside Barbera, Dolcetto, Moscato and Cortese.
The Rivetto family has been established in the Piedmont region since 1902, and it remains very much a family concern to this day. The family own various vineyard sites around the historic town of Alba which are planted with the famous Nebbiolo grapes that make both classic and modern styles of Barolo.
James Suckling awarded the 2015 vintage 94 points.