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Rizzi’s Boito vines lie in the upper part of their Rizzi Cru where the soils have more clay, giving a muscular and structured wine for long term ageing. The wine is aged in large Slavonian casks for 18 -21 months followed by at least 30 months in bottle before release.
This Riserva from the fantastic 2016 vintage has haunting aromas of roses and violets, combined with ripe plum, cherry, leather and spice on the palate. It is is hugely impressive, seriously complex and made for the long term.
The label was painted by winemaker Enrico Rizzi, who is a fanatic basketball player. The numbers 8 and 24 were worn by Kobe Bryant, the greatest basketball player of all time according to Enrico. And he considers 2016 to be his greatest vintage yet – hence 24-16-8!