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|Press awards|CHF 39.00
This Barbaresco comes from Nebbiolo vines planted in 1974, facing south and south west, running along the top of the famous Rizzi hillside near Treiso. It is the Rizzi family’s most important vineyard and can produce up to 40,000bts in a great vintage such as 2016.
This is benchmark Barbaresco; fresh, elegant, with both tension and restraint. It has delicious, ripe red fruit flavours and hints of mushroom and forest floor/undergrowth. It is complex and deep, with vibrant acidity. A really good expression of Barbaresco at a very reasonable price!
“Mid to deep ruby. Balsamic fruit that is almost a little ethereal and with minerally hints. Ripe, soft and juicy palate with gorgeous gripping yet ripe tannins that cement themselves firmly on the finish. Succulent, elegant, expressive. 17.5/20 pts from Walter Speller on Jancis Robinson’s Purple Pages.
Also awarded 93+/100 pts by the Wine Advocate.