Massimo Rivetti 2017 Barolo DOCG, $71.95 per bottle, case of 6
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All the beauty and strength of the Piedmontese philosophy shows in this traditional wine. It is aged in large barrels of Slavonian oak where it rests for twenty-four months, developing significant tannins and a full body.
Spectacular on its own, but certainly can be paired with Italian fare such as subtle-but-rich foods like truffle risotto and handmade pasta. Also a superb accompaniment to your charcuterie board with long-aged cheeses and thin-sliced, fatty meats.
Alc / Vol 14.0%
Scores and reviews for 2016 vintage (scores for 2017 not available yet)
A beautiful red with a dense, polished center palate of fruit and fine tannins with underlying orange-peel and stone character. It’s full-bodied with chewy yet polished structured and a flavourful finish. Sleek and racy. Tannic.
...This vintage is subdued and restrained, offering subtle aromas of wild berry, crushed flower, candied orange peel, eucalyptus and crushed limestone. Despite that delicate approach to the nose, this Barolo is a lot more focused and determined on the palate. It offers a silky and linear mouthfeel with good length …