We are down to our last bottles of this great Barbaresco. We tasted this wine at the winery in 2019 and loved it. Fast forward two years and our local supplier is closing this wine out, which makes this one of the best buys for Barbaresco of the vintage! This wine is typically is a mainstay at local Italian restaurants. The last year has been rough, to say the least, for the restaurant business, so the supplier decided to give us a deal on the remainder of their stock. Usually a $45 to $50 bottle, you are getting an incredible bargain for the money at $29.99, getting our highest recommendation!
Our original offer:
This was another great value we tasted this week. A wonderful classic expression of the Nebbiolo grape, the 2015 Rizzi Barbaresco delivers elegance with underlying power. The region of Barbaresco is known as the Queen, while Barolo is known as the King. The 2015 vintage was a perfect one for Barbaresco, and we tasted this bottle out of the barrel when we visited the winery a few years ago. We are happy to report the wine has all its components in proportion and although very young with aeration is starts to drink quite nicely. The 2015 Rizzi Barbaresco comes from a cru of the same name. This was the first wine the winery produced in 1974. The vineyard is farmed sustainably, and the vines here average about 30 years of age. The vineyard's altitude ranges from 600 to over 900 ft, and there are creating many different mico climates and increasing complexity. The energy and focus of this wine is terrific, with aromas of wild red berries, underbrush, minerals, blood orange. The palate is fresh and lively, with red fruits, orange zest, spice box, and minerals dominating on the whiplash of a finish. Usually a $50 bottle, we can offer it at this great price due to a supplier closeout.