Welcome

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Welcome to my small corner of conscience. We have removed 10,000 meters of vines and replanted forest trees, planted over 100 fruit tree varieties that are old and resistant. We have planted old varieties of grain. We have built a greenhouse and a garden that is both organic and biodynamic. We have created a compost…

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Continuous evolution

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One day in the spring of 2009, I was walking through the vineyard and suddenly an irritating odor went straight to my head: the typical smell of systemic pesticide. I had smelled this odor many times before, but never as intense as that day. Everything began there. I had to look for an alternative way…

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We are planting magic

Categories: Vineyards and wines

The ancient Celts said that every tree possesses a spirit which defends it, keeps it alive, and causes trouble to whoever cuts it down. When wood was needed for building or fire, permission was asked to the spirit and part of the tree was replanted in order to avoid curses and revenge. In Langa, for…

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Maceration and Tannins

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  In the years prior to 1980, every winemaker produced Barolo in nearly the same way: 2-3 months of macerating and splinting, where the marc cap was pushed and pressed against the liquid with wooden planks. It produced particularly bitter tannic wines that could only be appreciated after 20 years or so. From the 80s…

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2016, what a beauty!

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The optimism in the air has become a reality. I can calmly affirm that 2016, in the end, is a year of excellent value. Sometimes people wait to say such things out of superstition. They think it, but they don’t say it. However, I now believe that this year has been more than great for…

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RIVETTO SUITES

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What a big sigh of relief. Finally, after three years of work and fatigue, I am happy and proud to announce the official opening of our new project: the Rivetto Suites!! Four modern apartments, renovated in the building where the Rivetto winery began in the 30s, right in the center of the city of Alba….

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2016: there’s optimism

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We’re starting the 2016 harvest and trying to understand it at the same time. Spring was not easy due to the constant humidity present on the foliage, but the cool and sunny summer allowed the grapes to ripen in a constant and continuous manner. This year will be rewarding to whoever has the vineyards with…

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Any more Boreas than this and…

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Boreas is the god of north wind in Greek mythology, exactly why my inspiration for this wine is the exaltation of its freshness, acidity, and salinity. Which year, if not 2014, represents this concept? 2014 perfectly follows the conditions of high latitudes; a cool summer, not cold, quite rainy. Not having enough confidence in this…

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Kaskal Act II

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The first year of our nebbiolo-based bubbly wine has arrived. Last year, which was year zero, was pure experimentation. Now instead we are refining the technique, understanding the potential of our variety in this spumante version. The blend is mostly 2011 with a small part of 2010. The yeast took 45 months to work and…

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Primordial future

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Sometimes when creating a new wine, deciding to plant a new vineyard, creating something that’s in your head, weighing pros and cons, making and unmaking – the project starts to appear only after hundreds of ideas or attempts. Nothing like this happened for the first nebbiolo created entirely in a container of terracotta. Curiosity pushed…

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The Mountain

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I allowed myself a small work vacation on the slopes of Mount Etna and I wanted to share all the wonders of this land with you. The Sicily of Catania is a bit of an atypical Sicily because everything has been conditioned by, as the locals call it, the Mundagna. Here at 1,000 meters above…

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