Empson USA Reversanti

Fact Sheet

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Location: Castiglione Falletto, Barolo, La Morra, & within the Barbaresco commune

Reversanti was established in 2005. The vineyards are located in Castiglione Falletto, Barolo, La Morra, and the Barbaresco commune. The winery focuses on showcasing each terroir to highlight the nuances of the crus of Piedmont.

Points of Differentiation

  • Excellence and consistency at highly accessible price point
  • 100% native varietals from Piedmont
  • Food friendly
  • Crafted for early consumption
  • All the grapes are hand-picked

The History

Piedmont has long been known for its red wines and unique terrains. In fact, it is not uncommon for the soil to vary from hillside to hillside which often causes fierce competition among wineries for prime vineyard locations to grow their vines. The complexity of nuances connected to location, soil type, and exposure determined an ancient tradition of crus that distinguishes Piedmont from all other Italian regions.

Piedmontese wines have been labeled according to terroir and even according to vineyards for centuries. Names like Bussia, Cannubi, and Brunate have graced Barolo bottles as far back as the 1700s and villages such as La Morra, Barolo, Serralunga d’Alba, Monforte d’Alba and Castiglione Falletto have impressed the respective marks on Barolo styles for just as long, while Barbaresco, Treiso, and Neive have colored the flavors and aromas of Barbaresco wines. Reversanti began bottling their wines with the philosophy to showcase these different terroirs.

The Terroir

Reversanti Barolo is orchestrated as a blend of three distinct hillsides or villages: Castiglione Falletto, Barolo and the town of La Morra. The Barolo is almost an equal blend of these unique soils. Barolo is known as “re dei vini e vino dei re”, or "king of wines and wine of kings." Its noble roots have grown for some 150 years in a handful of villages, in the heart of Piedmont. Within this tiny appellation is a trinity of terroirs, each of which enhances a particular aspect of Barolo: structure, elegance, and bouquet.

In contrast, the Barbaresco is from a single-vineyard within the Barbaresco Commune. All of the vines are south facing.