Massimo Rivetti 2016 Barbaresco DOCG Froi, $69.95 per bottle, case of 6
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It takes the name of the farmhouse, being that it is a selection of grapes taken from the vineyards around the property. All the beauty and strength of the Piedmontese philosophy shows in this traditional wine. It is aged in large barrels of Slavonian oak (2500-litre casks) where it rests for two years. Elegant and fruity wine.
Alc / Vol 14.0%
Another very floral 2016 Barbaresco that shows fruit tea, citrus, orange rind and even nectarines. Medium body, lithe yet firm tannins and a tangy finish.
...The bouquet is redolent of crushed flower, dried violet, wild cherry, licorice and soft limestone. The wine's fiber is lean and loosely knit, giving it an accessible personality. It should be interesting to see how this wine ages 10 years from now …