Gluten Free, Non GMO
Known for producing wines that are richly fruity and earlier to consume versus their Nebbiolo counterparts, our Riva Leone Barbera delivers big flavor and complexity that exhibit Black Cherry and spice in a full frame.
SoilMostly calcareous clays on gradually sloped hills
Tasting notesDeep-ruby garnet in color, the fruit forward nose exhibits black cherry and spice followed by a lush, medium-full bodied palate and a rich fruit finish.
Food pairingsPairs especially well with Bolognese but is a classic pair for all types of pasta.
Riva Leone was a man of unique character and personality who was an ambassador for the special wines of the Langhe all throughout Europe in the early 20th Century. His legacy lives on in our wines which uphold the winemaking traditions of Piedmont for a new generation of wine lovers across the world.
WINEMAKING / VINIFICATION:
8 days- temperature controlled tanks with daily pumpovers and délestage.
AGING & BOTTLING:
Skins maceration for 10 days et 28-30 C. Malolactic fermentation in steel tanks.
100% of the wine is aged in American and French oak for 12 months. Fining method used Gelatine. Filtration:Post-fining, cross flow filtration 1μm and pre-bottling micro-filtration 0.45μm. Stabilisation: Continuous.
Mid September. Grapes sorted by hand.
Mostly calcareous clays on gradually sloped hills.
Acidity: 6.56 pH: 3.35 Residual Sugar: 5.8 g/L