ArnaldoRivera

The ArnaldoRivera wines are a result of a collaboration between Terre del Barolo winery and a selection of their growers, with the aim to produce a range of top-quality wines, showcasing their best sites and highest quality fruit. Named in homage to their founder, Arnaldo Rivera, who established the cooperative in 1958, the project launched in 2017 with their first vintage of Barolo 2013.


With vineyards situated in 9 historical cru sites within Barolo, their focus is Nebbiolo. From their flagship wine called Barolo Undicicomuni, which refers to the 11 (undici) communes (comuni) that make up the Barolo appellation, the Nebbiolo grapes for this wine are sourced from across the 11 communes. To their single vineyard offerings, showcasing the individual characteristics of each site; Rocche di Castiglione, Villero, Vignarionda, Cannubi, Rocche dell’Annunziata, Monvigliero, Bussia, Ravera and Castello. In addition to their Nebbiolo-based wines, they also work with very small parcels of rare native grapes, from lesser-known appellations, such as Verduno Pelaverga and Nascetta del Comune di Novello.


All the vineyards are carefully monitored and maintained under the watchful eye of expert Geologist and Co-Author of the Barolo MGA book, Edmondo Bonelli and his team. They guide the growers, ensuring that each plot receives the individual treatment it needs, to bring out the best in the vines. In the winery, they have invested in state-of-the-art equipment, ensuring fruit quality follows through from vine to bottle. And to maintain maximum expression of both the fruit and its provenance, minimal intervention in the winery is key to their winemaking approach.


A commitment to quality, terroir, and expert craftsmanship, is clearly evident in these wines. Beautifully pure expressions of Nebbiolo and inspiring examples of the less common native varieties, all-encompassing Piedmont’s undeniable personality. We are delighted to represent these wines in our portfolio. 

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"The Arnaldo Rivera 2019 Barolo Cannubi is a real gem. Good full bright dark red. Perfumed aromas of red rose, red cherry, licorice, sandalwood and minerals on the extremely inviting nose. Then suave and lifted, with outstanding clarity and cut to the precise flavours of red cherry, aromatic herbs, candied violet, and black tea, complicated by a sprinkling of mineral dust. The aftertaste is long suave and vibrant. This beautiful Barolo boasts impeccable balance and sneaky concentration, yet it is so charming it can be drunk right now, though it will certainly improve with a few more years spent in a good cellar. It will also age and hold up splendidly for the next twenty years. I think this is the best Barolo Arnaldo Rivera has ever made: the first whiff unequivocally states that you are in the presence of something special, the result of a combination of the excellent 2019 vintage, the Cannubi-proper or Centrale origin of the grapes, and Arnaldo Rivera’s viticultural and winemaking technical prowess. Well done." 95 points, Ian D'Agata, Terroir Sense (December 2022)