Arnaldo Rivera - Ravera label
Arnaldo Rivera - Ravera bottle

Arnaldo Rivera - Ravera 2016

Red Wine

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Item# 83408-16

Product Ratings

Decanter 92pt
James Suckling 94pt
Robert Parker 93pt

Ageing

32 months in French oak, 50% in used tonneaux of 500 - 700 l and 50% in 25 Hl. casks. It follows about a year of bottle before sale.

Estate

Arnaldo Rivera wines are the result of a partnership between Terre del Barolo winery and a number of its growers with the aim of producing the region’s best grapes and wines. The vineyards of origin are among the most prestigious on the Langhe hills. They are ultimate expression of expertise and craftsmanship, where the purity of the single varietal is at the absolute pinnacle, testifying to the unmistakable identity of Piedmont’s wines. This label is a unique, new journey through the eleven villages and native varietals in the Barolo winegrowing area, from the vineyard management, to the vinification techniques and woods used; it is truly the wines and the land they come from that speak for themselves.

Arnaldo Rivera was born on December 13th, 1919 in Castiglione Falletto, a small village at the heart of the historic Barolo winegrowing area. He was a local primary school teacher, mayor of his village for 36 years, and founder in 1958 of the Terre del Barolo winery. He lived through the hard times of the war in the front line, as well as the days of the liberation. He and his wife Ester Rinaldi were not blessed with children. Arnaldo Rivera passed away on January 10th, 1987. This project was created by the growers and the winery in honor of this great man.

Soil

white, marly, calcareous

Technical data

Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
Vineyard planting year: 1963-1968, 1970, 1991, 1992, 1997, 1999-2002
Refinement 32 months in tonneaux and large French oak barrels.
Average annual production 5,600 bottles

Vinification

fermentation on the skins in stainless steel for 13 days at a controlled temperature of between 20 and 30 C. Malolactic fermentation: Spontaneous in wood.