Barbaresco Saperi, 2007, Bruno Rivetti, Italy
We are super happy to pick up a small amount of aged Barbaresco. The Piedmontese DOCG zone of Barbaresco is responsible for some of Italy’s finest wines. It occupies the same region and uses the same grape (Nebbiolo) as Barolo, but is a third of the size (only 640 hectares versus Barolo’s 1,700 hectares). It is also 50 years younger, having produced wine labelled Barbaresco since 1890. It earned its DOCG in 1980, largely thanks to the efforts of Angelo Gaja.
The SAPERI label started with the joint effort of three friends and winemakers who decided to promote the wines produced in each of their farms with a single label. The names are Flavio Saglietti, Fabio Pezzuto and Bruno Rivetti. After many years of experience on the wine scene, they began a new project in January 2004 and decided to put it under the SAPERI label. They are known for their effort and devotion in the vineyards and in the cellar in order to produce a healthy, typical and high-quality wines.