BARBARESCO "NERVO"

"The elegance and the femininity of Barbaresco" 

 
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BARBARESCO "NERVO"

"The elegance and the femininity of Barbaresco" 

 

The Barbaresco Nervo is produced from Nebbiolo grapes harvested in the Crü Nervo. This Crü is situated under the village of Treiso. It represent the continuity with the great vine-clad hill of Rizzi and it’s the meeting point of two most important Crüs of Barbaresco (Bernardot and Rizzi). Everything conspires to make this, one of the finest vineyards in the entire Barbaresco area. First at all, the vines enjoy a perfect south-facing location, with heights above sea level that range from 310 to 370 metres. In addition, the very steep slope makes work in the vineyard difficult and even dangerous, but it also improves drainage and, above all, ensure greater exposure to sunlight. Finally, this idyllic picture is completed by the soil composition, which is a very unfertile white marl that manages to imbue the grapes with elegance and power in equal measure.
 

AREA OF PRODUCTION
Village: Treiso
Crü: Nervo
Altitudine: 310 - 370 m. s.l.m.
Exposure: South
Soil: white marl clayey- calcareous, alternated by sand
Training system: Guyot
Grape Variety: Nebbiolo
 

VINIFICATION
Harvest: The grapes are handpicked usually the first week of October (with small variations depending on the weather).
Fermentation and Maceration: in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures, not exceed values of 30-32°C, for a period of about 3 weeks
Malolactic Fermentation: Following the alcoholic fermentation, the wine is racked and undergoes a malolactic fermentation, which normally lasts a month.
Ageing: For the Barbaresco aging is provided for about 12 months in oak barrels (50Hl), then into concrete tanks for 8-12 months and then in bottle before the selling, 3 years later the harvest.
 

WINE
BARBARESCO NERVO is a wine-red garnet, with a slight orange note, clear and bright with fine perfumes, elegant, full, and purple berries, rose, and berries (raspberry in the first place) and then spices (especially cinnamon), with a vein of licorice. The mouth then, impresses with its beautiful dense matter, earthy, mineral, to underscore the right of perfectly ripe tannins that don’t bite but they rightly felt, for a warm and sweet fruit, not without some rough youth. Wine characterized by elegance, femininity and elegance.
 

NOTES
First year of production: 1999 as Barbaresco “Fondetta”.
Serving suggestions: braised meats, stewed game, roasts and mature cheeses such as pecorino and Parmigiano Reggiano.
Serving Temperature: 18°C.
 


 
 

Azienda Vitivinicola Rizzi - Via Rizzi 12 - 12050 - Treiso (cuneo) 

Tel. +39 0173 638161 - Fax +39 0173 638935 - email: cantinarizzi@cantinarizzi.it