For almost two centuries, the Rivetti family has lived and cultivated vineyards around the town of Neive, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.
In the early 1900s, the family was granted license number 16 to bottle wines in the province of Cuneo. They are a family of farmers that succeeded thanks to their hard work and dedication to winemaking: from great-grandfather Giuseppe to his grandson Dante, who started selecting the finest vineyards in the region and vinifying under the family name in the 1970s.
Today, the company is led by Dante's children: Ivan, Katia and Mara. They have chosen to practice sustainable viticulture, one that is close to the land and respects the classic expression of Langhe vineyards.
The icons of their production are Barbaresco wines Bricco di Neive, BricMicca and Rivetti, known for their elegance and freshness. The Riserva versions of Barbaresco Bricco di Neive have been carefully preserved since the 1980s, forming a collection that testifies to the resilience of the Rivetti family, their roots that are deeply embedded in Piedmont's winemaking history and the passion that has guided them through the generations.our wines
The place where the main house now stands was once the location of an ancient, vaulted cellar from the 17th century.
The Rivetti family arrived in Bricco di Neive in the early 1800s. They hailed from the hamlet of Rivetti, located in a small valley between Neive and Bricco, hence the nickname «La Valletta» by which the family is still remembered today.
Giuseppe Rivetti, born in 1873, founded the company. His property included the entire Bricco hill and extended to the borders of the town of Neive.
In the early 1900s, Giuseppe’s son Carlo, along with his family, specialized in wine production.
The first harvest took place in 1968, when the first Barbaresco was bottled under the name «Tenute Rivetti». The Rivetti family received license number 16 that allowed them to carry out bottling operations in the province of Cuneo: a proof of their pioneering commitment to following the entire wine production chain.
Dante modernized the cellar, which has been named after him, he acquired new vineyards in highly suitable locations and conquered foreign markets with an interpretation of Barbaresco that is faithful to tradition, one that never goes out of style because it doesn't follow trends. He also coined an incisive saying that became his philosophy: «Communicate the devotion for the territory with as much wine as possible».
Today, Dante's legacy is carried on by his children Ivan, Katia and Mara, the fourth generation of Rivetti. They have led the company towards a path that includes greater sustainability in the vineyards, the expansion of the production areas and the enhancement of wine tourism hospitality.