Arnaldo Rivera Barolo Undicicomuni 2013
Ranked the #10 Red Wine in our February 9, 2019 "Big Taste" of The Vineyard Wine Tasting Event.
A unique wine; a true expression of each vintage. Top quality clusters tended with care in the best positions on our vineyards in the eleven villages ("undici comuni", hence the name) in the Barolo growing area. The circular logo on the label shows, in different colors, the areas of the eleven villages.
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Barolo|
Wine SpectatorThe sweet fruit and solid structure play off each other as this evolves. Starts with floral, cherry, strawberry and licorice flavors, melding into the firm, resonant tannins as the finish extends. Complex, balanced and set for a long life. Best from 2022 through 2036. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 4,150 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThis wine is an achievement in the fact alone that it represents Nebbiolo sourced from all 11 townships within the greater Barolo appellation. I can't think of any other producer capable of such a feat. The 2013 Barolo Undicicomuni is a dark and savory expression with black currant, plum, spice, tar and licorice. The mouthfeel is textured and balanced, with sweet cherry on the close.
Wine EnthusiastIris, leather and scorched earth aromas come together on this. The savory palate offers crushed raspberry, cinnamon and star anise alongside velvety tannins. Drink 2019-2025.