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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"Undicicomuni 2017 is aromatically delicate, gentle, and enticing, full of soft cherry and soft leather. The mainly old-vine fruit sings out on the palate: exuberant, almost juicy, yet lent gravity and seriousness by dense Nebbiolo tannins." Decanter, Andrew Jefford (August 2021)