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Kaskal–Sparkling Nebbiolo!

We were among the first Americans to get to try this sparkling version of nebbiolo that Rivetto said was already sold out (sorry, none of it was available here in the US…guess we’ll have to go to Piemonte and get more) last year.  Hopefully some of this years batch will still be available when we’re wine buying our way through the Langhe next month.  Can’t wait to see what he’s done with it.

For more on the lovely Sinio and a feel for how awesome a visit a trip to Rivetto is, see here:

Azienda Agricola Rivetto in Sinio

What a magical day; we got to meet Enrico Rivetto himself and interview his staff about what makes their azienda special; the organic artisanal approach, the reverence for the old ways of doing things, and the focus on epitomizing the best of what nebbiolo and barbera can do makes for a tasting you won’t soon forget.  We also got to try their nascetta and a sparkling white they named Kaskal which has yet to hit the market; our tasting guide Rita suggested we might well have been the first Americans to taste it.

A fantastic experience for which we cannot thank Enrico et al enough for.