Guido Rivella had a multi-decade career as the winemaker for Angelo Gaja. Now retired, he and his daughter have a tiny estate in Barbaresco. This Barbera comes from a vineyard next to the Barbaresco vineyard "Cole." It is an eastern-facing, 1.4-acre piece. The wine is fermented in stainless steel for 12-14 days and then aged in used barrique for six months. Barbera has naturally high acid, but this wine shows exceptional balance and is supple and layered, with complex earthy aromatics.
By: David Othenin-Girard
K&L Staff Member
Wonderful juicy serious Barbera. Ultra clean and vibrant on the nose with tons of red fruit and subtle hibiscus fruit. The crunchy fruit on the palate just goes on and on. Very approachable despite the significant structure and I'm very intrigued to see what a couple of years in the cellar does to this little guy. Absolutely world class wine making here resulting in exceptional complexity achieved at this very reasonable price point.
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