2017 Rivera Violante

2017 Rivera Violante 2017 Rivera Violante

2017 Rivera Violante

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Expert Reviews

91 Points - James SucklingDried elderberries, blueberry cake and raspberry cheesecake. Medium body, juicy tannins and a round, succulent finish.
Wine SpectatorAn expressive red, featuring dried marjoram, licorice and baking spice aromas. Bright and medium-bodied, with chewy tannins framing the brambly black currant and boysenberry fruit

Tech stuff

Nero di Troia
Rivera
Puglia
2017
750ml
13%
Cellar to 2023
Cork

How's it taste?

Luminous purple-red; rich bouquet of wild red berry fruit with notes of sweet violet; juicy, full-bodied palate, with fine balance between fruit and structure

How was it made?

"Violante" enhanced all the elegance of the Nero di Troia grape varietal with a young and fresh style and its typical bouquet of Violet. The grapes are harvested in the second week of October and are vinified with this objective through a short maceration on the skins at low temperature. The wine is aged for 12 months in vitrified concrete vats undergoing microoxigenation. The wine is released after at least 3 months of bottle ageing. The result is a wine of great pleasure to serve at 16 ° -18 ° C to enjoy by itself or in combination with soups, pasta sauces and meats. Violante is also the ideal partner of the local cheese Burrata di Andria.

Who made it?

The de Corato family roots go deep into the countryside of Puglia, more precisely in Andria on the high plain between the Murgia hills and the Adriatic Sea. Here Giuseppe, the family patriarch born in the midst of the XIX century, was a farmer with entrepreneurial spirit. In 1921 he acquired the large estate owned for centuries by the noble Rivera family, whose founder Pietro had been captain of Emperor Fredrick II of Swabia in XII century, and made of it a model in vine and olive production.

It is in Rivera historical cellars that Sebastiano, Giuseppe youngest and most visionary son, founded the winery in the late 1940s, inspired by a vision of realising the enormous viticultural potential of the hilly area dominated by Castel del Monte, Fredrick II’s masterpiece and the area’s landmark. His ambition of creating a brand that would nally represent Puglia in the world’s wine rmament and his tenacity were soon to be rewarded as Rivera quickly become benchmark of Puglia quality wine production and force driving its rebirth.

In the ’70 Sebastiano’s son Carlo introduced innovations in both vineyards and winemaking that led to the development of wines that innovated the region’s wine scene. Under his mentoring his sons Sebastiano and Marco, representing the fourth generation, bear with pride and continue with commitment a century long history of success that has made Rivera wines ambassadors of Puglia in the world’s markets.

Located on the Roman Traian road at the foot of the Alta Murgia hills where ancient trails would bring herds of sheep from Abruzzo every autumn for their winter pastures, Rivera estate testify to the history and evolution of agricultural production of a whole territory. The winery’s historical nucleus dates back to the late 1800s and hosts red riserva wines in its below-ground barrel cellars with over 400 French oak barriques, 20 3,000-litre French oak and 9 5,500-litre Slavonian oak casks. A newer wing added in the 1960s with built-in glass lined cement vats, now completely tempera- ture controlled, is used for post-fermentation ning and maturation of white, rosè and young red wines. Epicentre of today’s winemaking activities is the new modern, e cient facility now rises next to historical buildings, with small stainless-steel fermenters custom-designed for on-the-skins macerations for red and rosé wines, and well suited for whites. The entire winery complex is served by a solar-panel installation that covers 70% of its total energy needs.

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