La Rivà

La Rivà

www.agricolalariva.it

The La Rivà grape farm is a small cellar situated at an altitude of 400-850 metres in the green hills of Bricherasio, surrounded by vineyards in a microclimate unconducive to grapevine diseases. Here, on a site favoured by the ancient Romans for winegrowing, it is possible to practise true organic viticulture without systemic weedkillers and fungicides. Luca is carrying on the family tradition, tending the old vineyards to produce quality wines.
The cellar prides itself on its Pinerolese Doux d’Henry (named after Henry IV of France) which is grown on steep stone terraces: it is rosé in colour with notes of liqueur cherries, talcum powder and spices. The growing conditions is similar but even more “heroic”at the vineyard near Pomaretto in the Val Germanasca, an area where, together with the Val Chisone, the presence of vineyards has been documented since the 15th century. Here Luca grows avanà, avarengo and becuet grapes to produce Pinerolese Ramiè (a typical blend of the valley with notes of rhubarb and spices). He also produces Blanchet, Malvasia moscata, Nebbiolo and Barbera.
Opening hours for sales to the public: Saturday 3pm-7pm.