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Rivetto Langhe Nascetta Borea

$44.00

6 in stock

Vintage: 2018
Region: Piedmont, Italy
Viticulture: Organic and Biodynamic
Grape Variety: 100% Nascetta

Rivetto Langhe Nascetta Borea is a tribute to a little-known white varietal from Piedmont. Similar to Chenin Banc, this white has a waxy structure, with lush orchard fruit, limestone mineral, and bright acidity. Nascetta is a semi-aromatic grape native to Lange with excellent aging potential. Historical texts liken this varietal to the great wines of Rhein. Manually harvested, and some vintages are harvested in different steps according to the maturation of the grape. Cold maceration with skins for 72 hours on average, successive pressing. Fermentation temperature is controlled at 17° C. Malolactic fermentation does not occur.

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Additional information

NATTINESS

Not Natty

FRUIT

Quince, White Peach, Yellow Apple

ACIDITY

Bright (Medium-High)

BODY

Full-bodied

ALCOHOL

13-14%

OAK

Neutral Oak

SWEETNESS

Dry

SERVING TEMP

Cool Whites and Orange (53°–57°)

SULFUR

Low Sulfur (less than 50mg/L)

VEGAN

Unknown

IMPORTER

Volio Imports

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Rivetto Langhe Nascetta Borea

Rivetto Langhe Nascetta Borea is a tribute to a little-known white varietal from Piedmont. Similar to Chenin Banc, this white has a waxy structure, with lush orchard fruit, limestone mineral, and bright acidity. Nascetta is a semi-aromatic grape native to Lange with excellent aging potential. Historical texts liken this varietal to the great wines of Rhein. Manually harvested, and some vintages are harvested in different steps according to the maturation of the grape. Cold maceration with skins for 72 hours on average, successive pressing. Fermentation temperature is controlled at 17° C. Malolactic fermentation does not occur.

About Rivetto

From the producer’s website:

Driving past Asti, you’ll come to Alba, then pass Barolo–make sure to roll down the windows before taking on the stomach-turning switchback ascent straight up the hill towards Serralunga. Just at the limits of the Barolo appellation, you will come across the Rivetto estate, 23 captivating hectares of planted vineyards, orchards, and gardens.

Charles Lazzara, the president of Volio, met Enrico in 2005, beginning an incredibly fruitful partnership and even deeper friendship. Rivetto was only the second producer to join Volio’s portfolio. At the time, Enrico’s father was phasing out his involvement at the winery, which allowed Enrico to step into a more significant leadership role. He is extremely invested in poly farming as a method to naturally stabilize and enrich the vineyard, in turn allowing it to care for itself more sustainably. He remains committed to biodynamic farming and is currently the first Demeter-certified producer in the zones of Barolo and Barbaresco.

And from this Eden, he reaps remarkable rewards. His wines have gained considerable international admiration over the last ten years, really taking off in 2011 when his 2006 Barolo was ranked #16 on the Wine Spectator Top 100 list. In 2011 he planted his first Nascetta vines, which has been gaining momentum as an indigenous white varietal in a traditionally Nebbiolo-focused region.

Enrico Rivetto can talk to anyone in the world about his wines. A farmer at heart, he has slowly and strategically stitched together a lush quilt of an estate atop the Lirano hill near the town of Serralunga. Each element of his domain feeds the others. His commitment to truly natural winemaking is apparent in the love with which he speaks about the birds, herbs, moss, worms, and vegetables that grow in and around the concentrated property. Rivetto benefits from having all 23 hectares of his lands (15 of which are vineyards) on the same hilltop, allowing him to care for the vines and react to problems more efficiently. It has facilitated an intimate familiarity with the behaviors, strengths, and weaknesses of his vines.