We at Whelehans Wines are particularly proud to represent the brilliant wines of this very highly regarded Piedmonte producer. Endless plaudits are the order of the day with this legendary estate. Bravo!
The story of Francesco Rinaldi starts in the cellar on the hill of hills in the Barolo area; the Cannubi. It’s here that soil of Helvetian and Tortonian type blend together giving those unique flavours and characteristics to the Nebbiolo grape that are only to be found in this strip of land.
From the original cellar with vaults in the sixties, the work started by Giovanni has been enhanced year after year by his descendants with extension works in the winery at the hand of Luciano and Michele, sons of Francesco Rinaldi. More recently conventional processing in the cellar has been completed by the current owners, Paola and Piera Rinaldi, Giovanni’s great granddaughters, with modern technology, optimizing work but at the same time making sure to preserve the uniqueness of their wines. The result is a modern cellar with a traditional taste for meditation.
After pressing and fermentation where grapes become wine in a fast and continuous transformation process, the precious liquid moves on to the ‘halls of silence’; cellars dug in the hill, where the Barolo is left to age in Slavonian oak barrels. It’s here that the tale of a grand wine is written; it’s right there where the heart of the winery Francesco Rinaldi beats. A winery where one can sense the family’s passion focused on making the most of the values offered by the Barolo land.