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La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina Piedmont Italy 2005

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[94 pts Wine Spectator] Complex aromas of plum citrus fruit and dried mushroom follow through to a full body with ripe velvety tannins and a long fruity finish......[92 pts Robert Parker] The 2005 Barbaresco Vigneto Valeirano opens with a huge brooding nose of smoke tar and scorched earth. This massive building wine changes constantly in the glass as black cherries wild herbs menthol and licorice gradually take center stage. Despite its large-scaled personality the wine possesses tons of harmony. Sweet notes of menthol and tar linger on the long finish. This explosive Barbaresco is impressive for the way it marries power to elegance in 2005.

Region: Italy » Piemonte » Barbaresco

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Winery: La Spinetta
Color: Red
Varietal: Nebbiolo
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La Spinetta:
The Story: The Rivetti family story begins in the 1890s, when Giovanni Rivetti, grandfather of the three Rivetti brothers, Carlo, Bruno and Giorgio, left Piedmont for Argentina. Like many Italians of that time, he dreamed of returning rich and a powerful man, perhaps even one day able to make a great wine in his homeland. He never did, though his son, Giuseppe (nicknamed Pin) did. Pin married ... Read more
The Story: The Rivetti family story begins in the 1890s, when Giovanni Rivetti, grandfather of the three Rivetti brothers, Carlo, Bruno and Giorgio, left Piedmont for Argentina. Like many Italians of that time, he dreamed of returning rich and a powerful man, perhaps even one day able to make a great wine in his homeland. He never did, though his son, Giuseppe (nicknamed Pin) did. Pin married Lidia, bought vineyards and began to make wine. In 1977 the family took up residence at LA SPINETTA (top of the hill) in Castagnole Lanze. It was the heart of the Moscato d’Asti country, home of a rather light and simple dessert wine. But the Rivettis believed that Moscato had the potential for greatness and set out to prove it by making Moscato Bricco Quaglia and Biancospino. Eventually though the family’s vision was even grander. In 1985 LA SPINETTA made its first red wine, Barbera Cà di Pian. After this many great reds followed: In 1989 the Rivettis dedicated their red blend Pin to their father. In 1995 they started to make their first Barbaresco, Gallina. In 1996 and 1997 the Barbarescos Starderi, Barbera d'Alba Gallina and Barbaresco Valeirano follow. In 1998 premiered the Barbera d'Asti Superiore. In 2000 the family’s ambition of also making a Barolo became reality. The Rivettis acquired vineyards in Grinzane Cavour and built a state of the art cellar, Barolo Campè. Since 2003 visitors are welcomed to visit also Campè, outside the town, Grinzane Cavour. In 2001 LA SPINETTA expanded over the borders of Piedmont and acquired 65 hectares of vineyards in Tuscany, between Pisa and Volterra to make three different 100% Sangiovese wines, as Sangiovese to La Spinetta, is the true ambassador of the Tuscan terrain. Read less

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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
07/13/2010

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[94 pts Wine Spectator] Complex aromas of plum citrus fruit and dried mushroom follow through to a full body with ripe velvety tannins and a long fruity finish......[92 pts Robert Parker] The 2005 Barbaresco Vigneto Valeirano opens with a huge brooding nose of smoke tar and scorched earth. This massive building wine changes constantly in the glass as black cherries wild herbs menthol and licorice gradually take center stage. Despite its large-scaled personality the wine possesses tons of harmony. Sweet notes of menthol and tar linger on the long finish. This explosive Barbaresco is impressive for the way it marries power to elegance in 2005.

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