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The Story

An act of love, of freedom, of grower pride: introduced with the 2013 vintage, the ArnaldoRivera wines are the result of an official protocol drawn up between the winery and a number of its grower partners designed to produce premium quality grapes.

The vineyards of origin are among the most prestigious in the area of the Langhe. A resource that is encapsulated in this ultimate expression of know-how and craftsmanship, where the purity of the single varietal is the absolute pinnacle.


Keeping alive the tradition of a historic Barolo-producing winery, the ArnaldoRivera brand name is how the grower families have chosen to say thank you to their inspiration, sixty years after the founding of the Cooperative.

In a masterpiece of generosity and intuition - qualities which have always been inborn in the people of these hills - the “teacher” Arnaldo Rivera managed to unite many families in a challenge with a common purpose: to produce a great wine that would add value to their community and the local area.


Wine is made from grapes grown on 4 different vineyards within the cru, facing due south at an average elevation of 250 m asl.

— Type of soil

white, marly, rich in clay and limestone.

— Geological substrate

laminated Sant’Agata fossil marl, 8 million years old (Tortonian age).

— Varietal

100% Nebbiolo

— Vinification

fermentation on the skins in stainless steel for 12 days at a controlled temperature of between 20° and 28° C. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in wood.

— Aging

32 months in French oak tonneaux, 20% new and 80% second and third fill.

— Average annual production

4.000 bottles

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The Arnaldo Rivera 2016 Barolo Monvigliero represents a blend of fruit from three sites located within the celebrated Monvigliero cru. The vines were planted between 1948 and 1972 in one site, in 1950 in the second and in 2002 in the third. On average, the vineyards are located at 260 meters above sea level. Extended fermentation occurs over three weeks in stainless steel with malolactic fermentation in oak. The finished wine ages in tonneaux and botte grande for 32 months. The character of this wine is savory and earthy, with some truffle essence spread over black fruit and licorice. Like the other wines in this series from Arnaldo Rivera, I think better work could be done with the management of the tannins, which are a bit too rough and bitter at this young stage. Some 5,000 bottles will be released in September 2020.

Founded in 1958 and based in Castiglione Falletto, Terre del Barolo is one of the most important cooperative wineries in the area, counting 300 member families who farm 600 hectares of vines. Three years ago, the winery embarked on an ambitious renewal effort, and one of its biggest projects was to rebrand the top-shelf wines under the name Arnaldo Rivera (the winery founder, who, as a businessman, teacher and World War II partigiano, or resistance fighter, was a larger-than-life figure). The cooperative is the only reality in the appellation that farms in all 11 comuni, or villages, of Barolo. This set of wines represents that amazing access to fruit, vineyards, microclimates and exposures. Those many variables are then transformed under the watchful eye of a single winemaker and a single team back at the Terre del Barolo winery under the management of Winery Director Stefano Pesci. There are 10 cru wines made from eight comuni. In addition, the classic Barolo called "Undicicomuni," represents a blend of as many as 21 vineyard sites, depending on the vintage.

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Barolo, Piedmont

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