Kaskal Nebbiolo Spumante - Zero Dosage
Enrico Rivetto can talk to anyone in the world about his wines. A farmer at heart, he has slowly and strategically stitched together a lush quilt of an estate atop the Lirano hill near the town of Serralunga. Rivetto benefits from having all 23 hectares of his lands (15 of which are vineyards) on the same hilltop, allowing him to care for the vines and react to problems more efficiently. Charles, the president of Volio, met Enrico in 2005, beginning an incredibly fruitful partnership and even deeper friendship. Rivetto was only the second producer to join Volio’s portfolio. At the time, Enrico’s father was phasing out his involvement at the winery, which allowed Enrico to step into a more significant leadership role. He is extremely invested in poly farming as a method to naturally stabilize and enrich the vineyard, in turn allowing it to care for itself more sustainably. He remains committed to biodynamic farming and is now the first Demeter certified producer in the zones of Barolo and Barbaresco. His wines have gained considerable international admiration over the last ten years, taking off in 2011 when his 2006 Barolo was ranked #16 on the Wine Spectator Top 100 list.
The color takes you into the extraordinary: yellow, but with strong bronze nuances that gives to the wine the sense of richness and structure. Fine perlage, elegant and persistent. Fascinating and complex nose: fresh of bread and mature of aging meeting a light aroma of bark. Chamomile, honey, figs, and tobacco slowly enrich the bouquet. On the palate, flavor and structure are in perfect balance with great volume. Minerality and acidity lead the taste progression which then moves into tannic references and salted notes.
Clay and calcareous soil with a strong marl presence. Manual harvest in mid-September.
Classic Method, 60 months on the lees, zero dosage.