Alba Vineyard

Azienda Agricola Rivetto

Barolo Del Commune di Serralunga d'Alba Nebbiolo

🏅Rating 91/100 (4,1🌟)

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Tasted from magnum. Base line Barolo. Blend of several plots in Serralunga d'Alba. Wine doesn't have distinctive style of the terroir, but offers good intensity of aromas. 30mo agenda in Slavonian oak + 9mo in bottles.
— 2 days ago

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Elio Sandri

Barbera d' Alba Superiore 2015

Very nice barbera! Punches quite above its weight - would love to try the Barolo or barbaresco. Quite classic and old school with lots of earth and rusticity but still accessible now with a decent amount of air and a slight chill. — 2 days ago

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Bruno Giacosa

Dolcetto d'Alba 2017

Just arrived: the 2017 Dolcetto d’Alba from stellar producer Bruno Giacosa. Cranberry, rhubarb, graphite. This is terrific stuff, richer than past vintages at 14% ABV. If you are looking for something along with your Cru Beaujolais, this is it. — 6 days ago

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Giuseppe Rinaldi

Barbera d'Alba 1989

Dark intense purple color. On the nose a meaty, plummy, gnarly beast. Intense savory notes with dried herbs, a hint of cornas in character style, and feral blue stuff. Astonishing depth and purity of fruit at the front given its age. I’ve never had a barbera of this intensity and style before. Unfortunately in the palate it is a short treat and relatively simple, though plush. Not much finish on this. A great surprise though... — 9 days ago

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Roagna

Dolcetto d'Alba 2016

Great value, juicy red and black frit, vibrant acidity, gentle tannins, 12.5% ABV, easy to drink but with enough complexity to stand up to red meat.

Production details: Fermentation in large wood casks with pied de cuve from indigenous yeas lasting ten days. Ancient technique of maceration by splinting the submerged cap (?) process which lasts for at least 90 – 100 days. The wine is then aged in a neutral oak barrel for approximately one year.
— 10 days ago

Giribaldi

Conca d'Oro Nebbiola d'Alba 2016

Couple hours of air... a little barnyard funk blows off. Red raspberry and cherries meet clove and tobacco. Soft and pretty smooth, especially for young Nebbiolo, with a little back end grip. Fresh with a red fruit profile. Solid effort. — 8 days ago

Luciano Sandrone

Barbera d'Alba

Scents of rose petals and bramble on open. Red plum, cigar box, spice. Silky smooth with medium tannins and a bit of tar on the finish. Really nice after being open a few hours and will age well. — 10 days ago

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G.D. Vajra

Coste & Fossati Dolcetto d'Alba 2017

Serious dolcetto. If dolcetto is Italy’s Beaujolais, this is a cru. — 9 days ago

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Roagna

Barbera d'Alba 2010

I love a good Barbera and this is that. Great depth and nuance, the 2010 Roagna is a sophisticated wine that is intensely food friendly. Dark cherry, tar, mint and licorice combine. It's a stunner and was made even better when paired with a gorgeous risotto lovingly prepared by dear friends. — 24 days ago

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Achille Viglione

Barbera d'Alba 2012

A pleasant Nebbiolo with the bold flavors at Moody Rooster, shared with the cutest couple ever who evacuated from the unhealthy air of Berkeley! — 2 days ago

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