Azienda Agricola Rivetto’s story began in 1902, when the family entered the wine trade by acting as a trading post, selling both grapes and wine within the region of Piedmont.
Enrico Rivetto’s great-grandfather Giovanni opened a shop in the early 20th century and by 1922, the family business progressed to wine production under Giovanni’s son, Ercole.
The business was then expanded in 1938 after the acquisition of Tenuta Loriano in the Serralunga and Sinio hills. In 1970, Ercole’s son, Sergio, expanded further by building a modern winery at their Loirano estate.
Enrico’s philosophy is committed to biodynamic farming and uses it to enrich the vineyard and surrounding ecosystem. He became the first Demeter certified biodynamic winery in the Barolo and Barbaresco regions.
Rivetto has all 23 hectares of land, 15 of which are vineyards, on top of the Lirano hill close to the town of Serralunga, found at the limits of the Barolo appellation. Lirano’s soil is composed of altering layers of grey marl and yellow sand formed by the erosion from ancient rivers that once ran through this area. The soil, that contains sand and clay, is noteworthy for its ability to retain rainwater deep underground even in dry periods.
Rivetto produces grape varieties Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, and the Piedmontese indigenous variety, Nascetta, which Enrico recently decided to incorporate into production. Rivetto also produces a sparkling Nebbiolo, Kaskal, which uses the once discarded tips of the grape that are highly acidic, ideal for sparkling wine.