Tenuta La Riva

In Vitro Fermentatum

Pignoletto marries Champagne

Love for land, passion and tradition

Passion for bottle fermentation and the aim to create wines which are pure terroir and local tradition expression are the main topics characterising Tenuta La Riva, a small family-run winery  on the Bologna’s hills. Intense but elegant wines, result of a great care of the environment where they are born.

 

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Tenuta La Riva

In Vitro Fermentatum

Pignoletto marries Champagne

Love for land, passion and tradition

Our WinesContact Us

Our History

Passion since generations

Born from Alberto’s passion and wilfulness, Tenuta La Riva is a family-run business, where 3 generations address to their most important affection… land. From Francesco to Francesco, the nature, and men with her, follow their circles.

The Winery

Visit Us

Tenuta La Riva is a farm in the heart of Bologna’s hills land, two steps away from Castello di Serravalle, completely surrounded by a charming badlands and rural landscape. Not only wine, also fruit and vegetables are grown. We are waiting for you in an innovative building, to taste our production, enjoying the marvel around us together.

Book your Guided Visit or Organize a Private Event

Contact us by mail or phone to take an appointment for your guided visit to the winery with tasting of our product, or if you need a special location for your exclusive event.

In Vitro Fermentatur

Our Wines

Still or bottle fermented, following the Champenoise method or modernizing the Ancestral Method, our grandparents way to make a sparkling wine. Almost no sulphites and a lot of concentration, to obtain healthy and vigorous wines. Pignoletto and more.

Pignoletto Spumante
Traditional Method

Colli Bolognesi Pignoletto DOCG

Sparkling Wine from 100% Grechetto Gentile grape. Bottle fermented, stays in touch with its lees at least 24 months. A la volée disgorgement, brut nature.

Pignoletto Frizzante
Ancestral Method

Colli Bolognesi Pignoletto DOCG

Sparkling Wine from 100% Grechetto Gentile grape, made through a modern version of the ancestral method. Bottle fermented, stays in touch with its lees at least 24 months. Not disgorged.

Farnè VIII
Traditional Method

Sparkling Wine from 100% Trebbiano Modenese grape. Bottle fermented, stays in touch with its lees at least 24 months. A la volée disgorgement, brut nature.

Chatrè
Traditional Method

Sparkling Wine from Chardonnay and Trebbiano Modenese grape. Bottle fermented, stays in touch with its lees at least 24 months. A la volée disgorgement, brut nature.

Il Superiore

Colli Bolognesi Pignoletto DOCG

White Wine from 100% Grechetto Gentile grape. Aging of minimum 9 months in stainless steel vats, followed by at leats one year in the bottle before selling.

Bianco Bologna

Bologna Bianco DOC

White Wine from 100% Sauvignon Blanc overripe grape. Aging of minimum 9 months in stainless steel vats, followed by at leats one year in the bottle before selling.

Camerlot

Bologna Rosso Riserva Bologna DOC

Red Wine from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes. Late Harvest, hand picked, aging of minimum 2 years in stainless steel vats, follwed by at least one year in the bottle before selling.

Il Gherardo
Barbera Riserva

Colli Bolognesi Barbera DOC

Red Wine from 100% Barbera grape. Hand picked, aging of almost 3 years in stainless steel vats, follwed by at least six months in the bottle before selling.

Testimonials – Awards

Reviews

“CAMERLOT:

GOLD MEDAL”

“Dark garnet, amber tints. Fairly subdued nose, stone fruits, blackcurrant, liquorice, mixed spices, touch of menthol. Full-bodied, virile and lively on the palate, starting to open up, touch of Havana wood, underlying vegetal base. Needs to mature.”

Gilbert & Gaillard

“Pignoletto Spumante Traditional Method”

Excellent Wine, 2019/2020 edition ‘Emilia Romagna da Bere e da Mangiare’ guide:

Very fine perlage, on a lemon-yellow background with golden flashes. Very generous and expressive aromas of apricot mermelade, yellow flowers and aromatic herbs, with almonds and honey hints. Really full and rounded sip, firm in the entrance, it offers a slow sapid prograssion towards a slightly sour final. “

AIS Emilia Romagna

“CAMERLOT
and the others”

“The concentration and power of the whites are mighty, with the Pignoletto Superiore and the Chardonnay, which softly reveal a fruit of complete and sunny maturity. Of great olfactory integrity, the Pignoletto Metodo Classico, thick, creamy, among the best of its type. Great tannic-spicy power from the red concentrates Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 and Merlot. The best wine presented by Tenuta La Riva is Camerlot: a great wine that proves not only majestic in density, but harmonious, and most of all, turgid and stainless in its balsamic taste-aroma of black cherry and blackberry. Congratulations.”

Luca Maroni

“CHATRE’:
GOLD MEDAL

“Luminous golden hue. Elegant nose, dried fruits, hawthorn, roasted almonds. Well-proportioned, rich and fleshy on the palate, invigorating, with creamy bubbles and chiseled fragrances. A homogeneous whole which will go well stuffed crab.”

Gilbert & Gaillard

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Opening Time

MON – FRI
10:00 – 12:00
15:00 – 17:30

SAT
9:00 – 12:00

SUN
Only by request

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