Arnaldo Rivera Barolo Undicicomuni 2017 750ml - Vine Republic
Arnaldo Rivera Barolo Undicicomuni 2017 750ml
SKU: 00628

Arnaldo Rivera Barolo Undicicomuni 2017

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Category Red Wine
Region Italy, Piedmont, Barolo
Brand Arnaldo Rivera
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
Barolo Undicicomuni is arguably Arnaldo Rivera's most important wine. Spiced cedar, leather and scorched earth on the nose. The palate is wild and savory with notes of crushed raspberry, figs, cinnamon, star anise alongside velvety dusty tannins and fresh acidity. It's stylish meaty and delicious and super uber Nebbiolo cool. Blending fruit from across the Langhe's eleven Barolo villages, it epitomizes the quintessential values of traditional, historic Barolo. While the ArnaldoRivera single vineyard Barolos are stunning, it is the Barolo Undicicomuni that demands the winemaker's greatest attention. He is required to blend different fruit and terroir expressions from diverse villages, just as an artist balances colors to complete his work of art. This means that the Barolo Undicicomuni is naturally Arnaldo Rivera's most complex Barolo. A shorter ageing in wood, instead of the 32 months of each cru, allows the wine to be more accessible and suitable for early drinking. A consistently great example of Barolo.
Wine Spectator
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There is a core of cherry, strawberry and floral aromas and flavors here, accented by wild herb and iron. Lean and firm, yet vibrant and complex, with a long fruity, savory and mineral aftertaste. Best from 2024 through 2042. 4,500 cases made, 1,000 cases imported.

December 15, 2021
Wine Advocate
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There is no wine like this in the appellation. Made by a cooperative winery with access to fruit from across all the villages of Barolo, the Arnaldo Rivera 2017 Barolo Undicicomuni ("eleven villages") is an ambitious blend of Nebbiolo from several sites: Serralunga d'Alba (San Rocco); Castiglione Falletto (Codana, Piantà and Villero); Diano d'Alba (two sites in Sorano); La Morra (Boiolo and two sites in Rocche dell'Annunziata); and Verduno (Campasso). You get a bit of grape DNA from every corner of the growing region. The result is a balanced and bright wine with silky fruit, cassis, rusty metal and blue flower. There is a touch of white pepper on the close. Production stands at a solid 50,000 bottles.

June 17, 2021
Jeb Dunnuck
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Blended from ten sites across five communes of the region, the 2017 Barolo Undicicomuni spent 26 months in a combination of large French oak cask and tonneaux. Fresh floral aromas of red raspberry, sweet baking spice, and crushed rose petal. Atr followed by an open and inviting palate with sweet cherry fruit, cedar, and cocoa. The Undicicomuni presents a modestly modern style with ease that casts a large net. Drink 2022-2034.

May 27, 2021
Wine Enthusiast
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Violet, forest floor and leather aromas lead the way. The firm palate features dried black cherry, tobacco and star anise alongside austere tannins. Drink 2023-2029.

September 1, 2021