Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

2016 Massimo Rivetti Barolo

Great Wine- Great Vintage - Great Price
February 13, 2022


Free Delivery - see below




    Everything at Massimo Rivetti is traditional and natural. The family bought their vineyards in the 1940s and, unlike newcomers, do not have to include land cost in their pricing. Davide Rivetti popped in the store last week to show me the 2016 Massimo Rivetti Barolo, a blend of the Annunziata and Castellero vineyards, average age 75 years.

            The wine has a very long maceration with indigenous yeasts and ages in large Slavonian oak barrels. No pesticides or herbicides are used. They grow twenty varieties of herbs between the vines and hand-mow them to serve as a natural fertilizer. All the grapes are hand-harvested and sorted for perfect maturity. That was even easier in the perfect 2016  vintage.

2016 Massimo Rivetti Barolo: Bright ruby.  Wildflowers, dark cherry, herbs, and spice with a hint of balsam tar. Balanced and complex with a layered texture. Perfectly satisfying Nebbiolo now and will age for many years. Ridiculous valueOutstanding  45/bottle


Special six-pack: 6 bottles for a special price of $234 (39/bottle)

Special case: 12 bottles for a special price of $444 (37/bottle)


Wine will arrive this week


Order by phone at 617.367.8605, or reserve here: order@federalwine.com


           - Peter Hemenway




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