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Colour: Red
Producer: Luigi Oddero
Region: Italy
Appellation: Barolo
Grape Variety: Nebbiolo

Barolo, Rocche Rivera, 2016

10 cases
Equiv. £82.50 per bottle
1 case
Equiv. £65.83 per bottle

Tasting Note:

Equally pretty and intense. Juicy sweet red fruit weaved elegantly through the mouth-coating body and structure. Attractive, seductive but noble and complex. Wild red berries, plums and stones abound. Persistent, haunting length. Very smart indeed. Rocche Rivera is the historic name for a fabulous little-known plot within the Scarrone vineyard that is a continuation of the famous Rocche vineyard of Castiglione. Sitting above and to the right of Roagna’s Pira. The poor soils and east facing exposure make for a wine that favours elegance, freshness and minerality over power and body. Aged for 30 months in large used oak casks.

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