Rivetti Massimo

The Rivetti Massimo winery is situated in Neive, in Piedmont; its vineyards stretch on the sunny hills of the Lower Langa. The twenty hectares fully intended for the vine cultivation are divided into three different farmsteads:

Froi, which is in the commune of Neive is the business centre and it is property of the family since 1947. It has always been intended for the wine viticultural production and with its wine-cellar and the twelve hectare vineyards it is one of the oldest structures in the area (which were already mentioned on the military maps at the end of the XIX century). The vineyards look favourably South, South-West, in fact they have two subzones called Rivetti and Serraboella, which are particularly important for the production of the Nebbiolo da Barbaresco; in addition to Nebbiolo also Barbera d'Alba, Moscato d'Asti and Cabernet Sauvignon are cultivated. Most of the vineyards are between thirty and fifty years old and they have a high density per hectare (4500 / 6500 vines).

Garassino, which is situated in the commune of Mango, comprises four hectares looking South-West.
For our farm it represents the possibility of future expansion of the plants; here, in fact, the vineyards are younger and there is the trend towards innovation of the Piedmontese sorts with the introduction of Merlot, Pinot Nero, besides to Langhe Nebbiolo and Langhe Arneis.

La Palazzina, which is in the commune of Alba, comprises as well four hectares vines with traditional sorts such as: Nebbiolo d'Alba, Barbera d'Alba and Dolcetto d'Alba, with fully ripe (over 35 years), looking South vineyards.

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Rivetti Massimo 'Froi' Barbaresco 2015
92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92Aromas of red berry, mint and tobacco emerge from the glass. The savory, balanced palate offers red cherry, star anise and white pepper alongside fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity. Drink 2020–2029.

Rivetti Massimo 'Froi' Barbaresco 2013
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 "Cherry, spice, leather and earth flavors are the highlights of this firm, dense red. More up-front at this stage, yet balanced overall. Lingers pleasantly on the finish. Best from 2019 through 2032. 850 cases made."  Wine Enthusiast 90 "This opens with aromas of espresso,