Rivetti Massimo Barbaresco Froi 2014
Hey! Want to know a secret?
(Yes, we landed on the moon and the earth is round).
BARBARESCO is where the savviest, ahead-of-the-game wine geeks are putting their dollar-for-dollar kickass wine-appreciating money, and it is happening RIGHT NOW. They are NOT talking about it. I know this, because I, your humble scribe and closet Nebbiolo freak, am going absolutely bonkers, backflipping-around-the-warehouse, hey-man-you-gotta-try-this batpoop crazy for them (and so are my geekiest pals, not to mention Antonio Galloni from Vinous). This bottling of “Froi” from our much-beloved Rivetti, this gorgeous, lush, terrifically complex and amazingly satisfying bottle of heady, fine, joy-inducing deliciousness that will charm the pants off you is the MOST perfect example of why Barbaresco is so (quietly!!) on fire in some circles. Think of it like a stock tip, but way more tasty and will always only improve!
SO. Massimo Rivetti is one of our shining, angels-singing stars of all the wines we bring in. The quality is off the charts - esp. when you compare pricing to next-door-neighbor Barolo. “Froi” is a single-vineyard bottling, the “tete de cuvee” if you will, from the vineyards surrounding their home. It will probably cause a cascade of serotonin when you taste it.
Like great Barolo, it is heady with aromas of orange pekoe tea, dried cherry, sweet raspberry and spices. A big, masculine wine with power and intensity but beautiful and finely tuned, pure and balanced, this drinks like something three times the price -- the regular $55 price!! At our price? Well, it’s pure, unabashed joy. A big, serious, complex wine with awesome potential - this can age for a decade easily! The only downside, of course, is the limited amount this tiny producer makes...please snag it QUICK! What a price!!
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“Subtle aromas of dried flowers, sandalwood and cherry. Full body, round and chewy. Plenty of new wood now. A year or two would soften it out. Drink now.”
- Country: Italy
- Region: Piemonte
- Appellation: Barbaresco
- Varietal: 100% Nebbiolo
- Vineyard: Froi
- Aging/Cooperage: 20 months in oak and minimum 6 in bottle
- Harvest Date: first week of October
- Alcohol: 14%
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