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Barolo 'Riva del Bric', Paolo Conterno

Barolo 'Riva del Bric', Paolo Conterno
  • 100% Nebbiolo from 20 year old vines in the best exposed area of Ginestra
  • Hand-harvested near the end of October
  • Macerated for almost three weeks
  • Aged for 30 to 36 months in 35 HL French oak casks
  • 1666 cases produced
Producer:
Vintage:
2016
Country:
Italy
Region:
Piedmont
Appellation:
Barolo
Variety:
Nebbiolo
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
93
Date:
2020-07-23

James Suckling

Score:
93
Date:
2020-08-04
Review:
A solid, tannic young Barolo with dried-strawberry and cedar character and hints of hazelnuts. It’s full-bodied with firm, chewy tannins. Needs time to soften. Better after 2022.

Vinous Media

Score:
92
Date:
2020-06-30
Review:
Paolo Conterno's 2016 Barolo Riva del Bric is a gorgeous wine for drinking now. Silky and open knit, with a very classic feel, the 2016 is hugely appealing. Freshly cut flowers, mint, pine, sweet red cherry, leather and orange peel all grace this intriguing, mid-weight Barolo. Translucent and supple, with lovely Nebbiolo character, the 2016 is a winner from Giorgio Conterno. I would give it a few hours of air if opened now.