Giuseppe Rinaldi Barolo

 

 

VintageTre TineBrunate
2013NN
2012NN
2011NN
2010NN
VintageTre TineBrunate

VintageBaroloBrunateBrunate-LeCosteCannubiSanLorenzo-Ravera
2009XX NN
2008XX NN
2007XX NN
2006XX NN
2005XX NN
2004XX NN
2003XX NN
2002XX N?
2001XX NN
2000XX NN
VintageBaroloBrunateBrunate-LeCosteCannubiSanLorenzo-Ravera
1999XX NN
1998XX NN
1997XX NN
1996XX NN
1995NX NN
1994XX NN
1993XN NN
VintageBaroloBrunateBrunate-LeCosteCannubiSanLorenzo-Ravera

VintageBaroloBrunate
1992?N
1991?N
1990NR
VintageBaroloBrunate
1989?R
1988?R
1987N?
1986?R
1985NR, R*
1984N?
1983N?
1982NR
1981??
1980NR
VintageBaroloBrunate
1979N?
1978N R
1977XX
1976N?
1975N?
1974NR
1973N?
1972XX
1971NR
1970NR
VintageBaroloBrunate
1969NX
1968NX
1967NR
1966?X
1965NX
1964NR
1963?X
1962NX
1961NX
1960?X
VintageBaroloBrunate
1959NX
1958N, RX
1957NX
1956NX
1955NX
1954?X
1953NX
1952?X
1951?X
1950?X
VintageBaroloBrunate
1949?X
1948?X
1947?X
1946?X
1945NX
1944?X
1943?X
1942?X
1941?X
1940?X
VintageBaroloBrunate
1939?X
1938?X
1937?X
1936?X
1935?X
1934?X
1933?X
1932?X
1931?X
1930?X
VintageBaroloBrunate
1929?X
1928?X
1927NX
1926?X
1925?X
1924?X
1923?X
1922?X
1921NX
1920?X
VintageBaroloBrunate

Table Key: N = Non-Reserve, R = Reserve, X = None Made, * = Special Label, ? = I have no information.

Notes, History, and Some Non-Barolo Labels

Winery Name

Winery History

  • Giuseppe's son Battista Rinaldi was born in 1918. He was the first resident of Barolo to graduate from the Scuola Enologica di Alba. He began making wine in the family winery in 1944. He took over the winery full-time after his father Giuseppe died in 1947. Battista Rinaldi was also the mayor of Barolo from 1970 to 1975. Among his accomplishments as mayor was the acquisition of the Castello di Barolo, which was first used as the town Enoteca, and later as the Enoteca Regionale del Barolo. Battista was also the first president of the Enoteca.
  • When Battista passed away in 1992 his son Beppe left his career as a veterinarian to run the winery full-time. Beppe had been helping his father more and more after Battista became ill in 1988, but still kept his practice as a veterinarian (working mostly with cows and other large animals) until his father passed away.
  • Beppe Rinaldi is known to his friends as Citrico (pronounced CHEE-tree-koh according to Jeremy Parzen), i.e. the citric one. One theory is that he got this name for his tart personality. A second theory is that it is due to his (formerly) lemon-blond hair. A third theory, reported by Levi Dalton, is that when a much younger Beppe stepped up to the chalkboard in full view of the enology class and completed a chemical equation on the board with many several boatloads too much of citric acid. A name that recalls a simple mistake, but one that has stuck to a personality some might describe as tart.
  • In recent years, Beppe's daughter Marta Rinaldi (b. 1985) has joined him in the winery after getting a degree in enology from the institute in Alba. According to Antonio Galloni, she is the primary winemaker beginning with the 2010 vintage.
  • His younger daughter Carlotta Rinaldi (b. 1988) has joined her sister and father in the winery after working in the wine business in New Zealand. She has a degree in agronomy. She described herself as "a vineyard geek" at the tasting of 2013 Barolo at the 2018 La Festa del Barolo.
  • Here is a blog post by Levi Dalton with many photos of the winery and vineyards.
  • And here is a report from my 2016 visit to G. Rinaldi with many photos of the winery and bottles and of Beppe, Marta, and Carlotta.
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