Arnaldo Rivera – Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
The project – Arnaldo Rivera wines were launched in early 2017, with Barolo vintage 2013. All wines are from top Cru sites. The launch of AR represents a revolutionary moment in Barolo, they are the only winery in the area to produce Crus Barolo in each one of the historic villages of the appellation. Their flagship wine Barolo undicicomuni, a Barolo grande cuvée, actually works as an ambassador of the whole region, consisting of 11 villages..pretty cool!! The winery has signed an agreement with the most prestigious vineyards in order to harvest grapes of the very highest quality.
The man – Arnaldo Rivera was born on December 13th 1919 in Castiglione Falletto, a small village at the heart of the historic Barolo winegrowing area. He was a local primary school teacher, mayor of his village for 36 years, and founder in 1958 of the Terre del Barolo winery, which still today is the only direct cooperative wine cellar in Barolo. The reasons that led Arnaldo Rivera to envisage a cooperative winery in Barolo are associated with his profound understanding of the particular characteristics of the area and its people, combined with great foresight and a desire for social justice.
The result – The combination of an in-depth knowledge of the geological origins of the Barolo wine growing area plus an intensely visionary project to only work with the very best sites has resulted in fine wines of the highest quality.