A steep and semi-circular hill with southern exposure, renowned for generating long-lived and elegant wines. A house and around two hectares of family management (Teobaldo and his wife Maria) for only two wines.
Teobaldo Rivella belongs to a generation of winemakers (his father Serafino produced and sold wine in bulk and in demijohn like his grandfather Pietro and his brother Guido for 40 years was an oenologist for Angelo Gaja).
He began to bottle for himself in 1967 from the vineyards left to him by his father and since then he has produced just over 10,000 bottles a year divided between a few bottles of Barbaresco (about 8000) and very few of Dolcetto (about 3000). He hasn't changed and he didn't want to change anything. He kept the same spirit and idea of wine, allowing himself only the thinning and the choice of bunches already on the plant.
Supporter of a natural viticulture, over the years he has always accepted the seasons with their courses for better or for worse with great respect for time and tradition without any concession to modern style and haste. Respect for the ripening of the grapes, respect for the refinement. He loves to work without manipulation and artifice, without resorting to pesticides, fertilizers and synthetic products in general. Only small doses of sulfur before bottling.
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