Azienda Agricola Rinaldi Vini is located on the hills of Alto Monferrato, close to Acqui Terme, in the heart of one of the most precious areas of southern Piedmont. This family business was founded in 1961 by Oreste Rinaldi, and is run today by his son Andrea and his daughter Paola. The family has been producing wine for 40 years from their vineyards located on a particularly desirable area, with a favorable microclimate and a perfect southwestern exposure.
Currently Rinaldi has 20 hectares of vines (49.6 acres) - 19 hectares owned, 1 hectares rented. Their single vineyard Bricco Cardogno, planted to Moscato, is a vineyard that measures 2.5 hectares (6.75 acres) and was planted 40 years ago by Andrea Rinaldi's grandfather. It is located 240- 300 m above sea level, with limestone (tufa) soil. All grapes are hand harvested with extreme care - quality starts in the vineyard. The single vineyard Bricco Rioglio is planted with Brachetto grapes and is limestone based with 15-year-old vines (Bricco is a "tea cup" in local dialect).
Above all, wine is meant to bring people together, encourage conversation and be fun. If there's a quintessential "fun wine," it is certainly the sparkling, low-alcohol Moscatos made in Northern Italy...Their aromatics are stunning, and no one does a better job making these wines than Rinaldi.
-Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, Issue #201 - June 2012