Guido Rivella

Winemaker: After 44 years as oenologist at Gaja, Guido retired in 2014. Since then he has been making tiny quantities of wine with his children Enrico and Silvia at his small family estate in Barbaresco. Coming from a rural family, Guido was born in Barbaresco just

Website: http.//www.agriturismorivella.it/

Wines

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  • An elegant bouquet of cherry, mint, orange peel and sweet spices. The Fausoni has understated style. Voluptuous red fruit on the attack, with mid palate depth and restrained structure.The challenge with this vineyard is taming the tannins but in 2016, they are big but velvety, sophisticated and controlled. Dark red fruit lingers for an age.

  • Deeply expressive Barbaresco with a powerful, dense nose - black cherry, violets, incense and tobacco are there in abundance. Complex but restrainted on the palate, striking a nice balance between rich fruit, spice and round, solid tannins. The Montestefano is regal, and demonstrates an incredible balance between complexity and finesse.