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Arnaldo Rivera Undicicomuni Barolo 2015
James Suckling 92
This has a fresh-leathery edge with an array of dried cherries, as well as rich, woody spices. The palate is plush, smoothly textured and super fleshy with a nicely layered and fluid finish.
by James Suckling, JS, 2019.

Wine Spectator 92
This features mellow aromas of macerated cherry, rose, leather, iron and tobacco. Ripe midpalate, gracefully ceding to firm tannins on the finish. Elegant and focused.
by Wine Spectator, BS, 2020.

Tasting notes
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Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork
Item ID: #38669
Item Description
James Suckling 92
This has a fresh-leathery edge with an array of dried cherries, as well as rich, woody spices. The palate is plush, smoothly textured and super fleshy with a nicely layered and fluid finish.
by James Suckling, JS, 2019.

Wine Spectator 92
This features mellow aromas of macerated cherry, rose, leather, iron and tobacco. Ripe midpalate, gracefully ceding to firm tannins on the finish. Elegant and focused.
by Wine Spectator, BS, 2020.

Tasting notes
Barolo Undicicomuni is arguably Arnaldo Riveras most important wine. Spiced cedar, leather and scorched earth on the nose. The palate is wild and savory with notes of crushed raspberry, figs, cinnamon, star anise alongside velvety dusty tannins and fresh acidity. Its stylish meaty and delicious and super uber Nebbiolo cool. Blending fruit from across the Langhes eleven Barolo villages, it epitomizes the quintessential values of traditional, historic Barolo. While the ArnaldoRivera single vineyard Barolos are stunning, it is the Barolo Undicicomuni that demands the winemakers greatest attention. He is required to blend different fruit and terroir expressions from diverse villages, just as an artist balances colors to complete his work of art. This means that the Barolo Undicicomuni is naturally Arnaldo Riveras most complex Barolo. A shorter ageing in wood, instead of the 32 months of each cru, allows the wine to be more accessible and suitable for early drinking. A consistently great example of Barolo.

Ageing
20 months in French wood, 25% used tonneaux, 50% 25Hl oak casks, 25% 50 Hl oak casks. It follows about a year of bottle before sale.

Estate
Arnaldo Rivera wines are the result of a partnership between Terre del Barolo winery and a number of its growers with the aim of producing the regions best grapes and wines. The vineyards of origin are among the most prestigious on the Langhe hills. They are ultimate expression of expertise and craftsmanship, where the purity of the single varietal is at the absolute pinnacle, testifying to the unmistakable identity of Piedmonts wines. This label is a unique, new journey through the eleven villages and native varietals in the Barolo winegrowing area, from the vineyard management, to the vinification techniques and woods used; it is truly the wines and the land they come from that speak for themselves.

Arnaldo Rivera was born on December 13th, 1919 in Castiglione Falletto, a small village at the heart of the historic Barolo winegrowing area. He was a local primary school teacher, mayor of his village for 36 years, and founder in 1958 of the Terre del Barolo winery. He lived through the hard times of the war in the front line, as well as the days of the liberation. He and his wife Ester Rinaldi were not blessed with children. Arnaldo Rivera passed away on January 10th, 1987. This project was created by the growers and the winery in honor of this great man.

Soil
clayey and sandy calcareous marls
Vinification
destemming and crushing in a protected atmosphere; maceration for two days at low temperature (12-14 C), alcoholic fermentation at a controlled temperature (28-30 C) on the skins for a total of around 13 days, with targeted pumping over and delestage maximizing the extraction of color, aroma and tannic structure.
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