Francesco Rinaldi e figli
Via Crosia, 30 - 12060 Barolo (Cn)
ufficio: Via Sacco, 4 - 12051 Alba (Cn)

Tel. 0173/440484 - Fax: 0173/449378
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Web site: www.rinaldifrancesco.it

Year founded: 1870
Owner: Famiglia Rinaldi

INFORMATION

Total vineyard area: 10 circa
Hectares planted to nebbiolo for Barolo: 9
Vineyards : Cannubi 2,20, Brunate 2,20, sarmassa 0,5, Altri 5,10
Age of Vineyards: From 10 to 25 years
Winery visits possible: Yes (by telephone reservation)
Retail sales at winery: Yes (with reservation)
Winery visits: no

Winery location:
On the Cannubi hill, on the main road ascending from Castiglione Falletto to Barolo.
 

 

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Wines produced: Barolo, Barbaresco, nebbiolo d'Alba, Dolcetto d'Alba, Barbera d'Alba, Grignolino d'Asti
Barolos produced and quantity: Cannubi 14.000 bottiglie, Brunate 10.000 bottiglie, Base 20.000 bottles
First year Barolo production: In bottiglia dal 1906
Type of Barolo produced: Traditional
Founded in 1870 by Francesco Rinaldi, who built the winemaking and ageing cellar in a traditional Langhe farm building, or cascina, with a spacious courtyard, right in one of the most revered locations of Barolo, the storied Cannubi hill (or Cannubio, on old wine labels), this winery is certainly among those most closely linked to the great red wine of Alba, with its first bottle of Barolo going back to 1906.
The various lots of nebbiolo destined for the Barolo that is the nucleus of the winery’s production, sourced from fully 9 of a total of 10 hectares--2.2 in Cannubi, 2.2 in Brunate, 0.5 in Sarmassa, and the remaining 5 hectares in various locations, including some at Vignane--rest here in the cellar, partially re-structured in 2003 and holding only large 35-50-hectolitre botti, where they undergo lengthy fermentations, all’antica, of 25 days or even a month, then rest for long periods, until being bottled usually in August, with still more time before release until they find their right balance and maturity
The talented Luciano Rinaldi, flanked for some years now by his niece and “woman of wine” Paola, currently produces three Barolos: from the youngest vineyards, which surround the winery, a standard label, styled to be fragrant and floral, with a clean-edged, seductive aromatic charge, and two cru Barolos, made only in the best vintages, from Cannubi and from Brunate (which is listed as Cascina Brunata), from vineyards that vary in age from 10 to 25 years old, and even 40 years for some very old and low-production plots.
Although the winery grows only Nebbiolo and Dolcetto, it vinifies Barbera, Grignolino, and Nebbiolo, which it buys in from independent growers, and thus offers a fairly complete range of the main Alba-area wines.