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Barbaresco Pajore DOCG by Rizzi 2018

Barbaresco Pajore DOCG

by Rizzi 2018

Producer : Rizzi

Region : Italy (Italy), Piedmont (Italy)

Bottle Per Case : 6 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : BBQ, Pasta with Tomato Sauce, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables, Steak, Suckling Pig, Veal roasted

Tasting Notes

"Aromas of star anise and tobacco mingle with ripe black-skinned fruit and menthol. Reflecting the nose, the robust palate offers cherry marinated in spirits, licorice and ground clove set against assertive, close-grained tannins. Drink 2026–2031. - Kerin O’Keefe"

93 points - Wine Enthusiast, January 2022

4 Viti - Vitae Guide 2022

Specs

Bottles Per Case 6 Pack
Point Score 93
Cellaring Drink Now or Cellar
Sweetness D - Dry See Sweetness Chart
Bottle Size 750 ml
Producer Rizzi
Region Italy (Italy), Piedmont (Italy)
Alcohol 15% alc./vol.
Style Warm and spicy reds
Vintage 2018
Farming Method Sustainable, Traditional
Grapes 100% Nebbiolo
Food Pairing BBQ, Pasta with Tomato Sauce, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables, Steak, Suckling Pig, Veal roasted
Descriptors Floral, Fruity, Mineral
Wine Type Red
Wood Presence Oaked
Body Full
Price of Case $515.94

The Producer

Rizzi

Established more than 40 years ago by Ernesto Dellapiana, the Azienda Vitivinicola Rizzi is situated in the quaint village of Treiso, nestled in the heart of the Barbaresco and Langhe region. Originally, the estate's vineyards sprawled across the slopes of Rizzi hill, encompassing the esteemed Cru Rizzi and Cru Nervo. From 1984 to 2018, the winery expanded its vineyard holdings to include additional Crus, notably the renowned Pajorè.

Ernesto and his wife Lia now collaborate with their daughter, Jole, overseeing sales and marketing, and their son, Enrico, who manages viticulture and wine production. Despite more than four decades in operation, the Rizzi winery remains steadfast in its commitment to classicism and tradition. Environmental and ecosystem respect is a key focus, employing methods such as pellet manure, compost, and green manure for fertilization, and copper and sulphur for combating fungi and pests. The maintenance of sub-plates is solely carried out through mechanical techniques.

The overarching goal, passed down through generations, remains unchanged: to showcase in their wines the authentic expression of each season and the unique terroir. The Rizzi winery stands as one of the most enduring and trustworthy production facilities in Barbaresco, epitomizing Piedmontese classical tradition through various Crus, including Rizzi, Nervo, Pajorè, and Vigne Boito. These vineyards, with their optimal exposure, give rise to wines that are both classic and profound.

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