Two and a half hectares. One vineyard. Two bottlings. Teobaldo Rivellaand#39;s wines may be layered, mysterious and complex, but their origins are quite simple. Teobaldo has been quietly farming the 50+ year old vines of Dolcetto and Nebbiolo that his father planted in Montestefano since 1974. This is about as small and hands-on a property as you'll find in the wine world. The love and passion that Teobaldo describes above is on full display in his exquisite wines. Likeandnbsp;Vajra's Freisa Kyeandnbsp;and Cavallotto's Grignolino 'Grign,' this Dolcetto an example of an exciting insider gem where 'lesser' varieties flourish inside top vineyards. In this case, Teobaldo works a half hectare of south facing Dolcetto vines at the top of Montestefano. The soils here are particularly rocky and the wine maintains nice brightness and minerality even in a riper vintage like '17. This is textbook Dolcetto - juicy, warm and friendly with a bit of spice and just the right amount of grip.
Even better a day later
Even better a day later8.9
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