The Rivetti family makes high quality wine by starting in the vineyard with meticulous attention paid to every step in the process with respect for the environment. From mechanical mowing rather than using herbicides, organic fertilizers, to being the first winery in the area to control pests with the use of hormones from other female insects “sexual confusion”. Harvest is done, after 'green harvest', by hand in small harvest tubs of 20 kg to preserve the integrity of the grapes.
The work continues in the cellar, starting with temperature controlled fermentation with frequent pump overs for proper color extraction and polyphenolic substances.
The young, ready to drink wines are stored in stainless steel tanks to preserve freshness while the more structured wines are aged in wood consisting of 25 hectoliter Slavonian oak barrels “botte” and French oak barrels “barriques”. Even in the making of wine they follow the philosophy to keep the wine as natural as possible, using very low amounts of sulfites. The last step is bottling where no micro filtration is made in order to obtain wines with greater fullness and enhancing the characteristics of the territory.
Our coups de coeur: Moscato d'Asti, Barbera d'Alba Froi and Barbaresco Froi