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ARNALDO RIVERA BAROLO BOIOLO 2015

  • Closure: Cork
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 14.0%
  • Grape: 100% Nebbiolo

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Regions : Piedmont

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A prime pick of the single-site Barolo wines from Arnaldo Rivera. Elevated in the renowned but diverse Ravera Cru, at about 400m, the calcareous white soils produce beautiful fruit aromatics, whilst the due-south sun-facing aspect add considerable depth to the fruit and ripeness to the firm tannins. Directness of fruit is also brought forward by a degree less oak than their other Cru wines, with some smaller format wood — but none of it new. A long and profound Barolo to approach now or cellar a good while, the Ravera is a classic.


The original Signor Rivera was the long-serving mayor of Castiglione Falletto who, in 1958, galvanised local growers into forming Terre del Barolo at a time when Fiat’s factory in Turin was draining the area’s manpower. Around 15 years ago, those running the co-op realised that if they didn’t find a way to make great wines from the best of their members’ vineyards, then the next generation would begin to drift away and establish their own private cellars. So in 2008, the cooperative launched a project under the ArnaldoRivera name featuring a single new pan-regional blend plus a cru wine series. Different vineyard sites and enthusiastic growers were identified; a quality charter was drawn up, and winery investments made. It’s been almost a decade in the making, but just over a month ago the new range was launched featuring the outstanding 2013 vintage, and including rarities like wines from a single site in Grinzano Cavour and a Rocche di Castiglione. In general, skin-contact times are a little shorter than at Produttori, and there is some discreet use of new oak (tonneaux rather than barriques) for most of the crus. The range also includes a white Nascetta from Novello, as well as a single-vineyard Diano d’Alba Dolcetto and a Valdisera Barbera d’Alba. — Decanter Magazine, Andrew Jefford


91/100 Stephen Brook, Decanter UK (2015 Vintage)
ArnaldoRivera is the flagship range of wines from the large Terre del Barolo cooperative. This Barolo comes from Ravera, a top site in Novello, sourced from six parcels at a high elevation. The nose is intensely smoky, with raspberry and strawberry aromas. It's sleek and stylish, a lifted wine that's taut and spicy with fine-grained tannins. There's tension and persistence here, with a long and elegant finish. Drink 2021 – 2036."


17/20 Walter Speller, JancisRobinson.com (2015 Vintage)
"Tasted blind. Lustrous ruby. Brooding nose with notes of sweet spice and with plenty of depth. Fantastic grainy tannins shaping the luscious but not heavy fruit. Balancing tangy acidity on a long tactile finish. Can be approached now. Drink 2019 – 2030."

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