The choice of depicting the image of “The Rhinoceros”, on the label of our wines was determined by Giorgio Rivetti’s admiration for German artist Albrecht Durer.
The woodcarving and illustration of “The Rhinoceros” was created in 1515. Arriving from India to Lisbon, this was the first rhinoceros to ever be seen in Europe. Dürer executed this woodcarving without ever actually having seen a real rhinoceros. He drew it from a description. The accuracy (except for the scales on the rhino!) of the drawing made this an inspiration for European illustrators.
This Nebbiolo/Barbera blend has ruby red with violet hues with deep concentrated red fruit on the nose, hints of spiciness and soft vanilla oak. On the palate it is silky with wonderful notes of underbrush and ripe fruit.
A length and concentration equal to some of the best.