La Spinetta Sassontino Casanova Della Spinetta Terricciola 2003

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In the early 1800s the grandfather Giuseppe Rivetti, whose nickname was Pin, emigrated to Argentina from Neive. Once he returned to Piedmont he founded the family winery and brought his children up in Castagnole Lanze to be dedicated and expert winegrowers. The Sassontino is made up of 95% Sangiovese and 5% Colorino from a 30 year old vineyard at Casanova. It shows gorgeous dark ruby red with aromas of black cherry and vanilla. This delectible red is full bodied with sweet tannins, very finely balanced oak and acidity with a long, fine finish. The elegance of this wine is remarkable, reflecting the 12 to 14 months it has spent in oak barrels. Make sure you drink this wine with flavourful and highly seasoned red meats, or richly exuberant sauces, or save it for a special occasion as this wine will mature over the next 25 years.

Region: Italy » Tuscany

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Winery: La Spinetta
Color: Red
Varietal: Sangiovese
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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

Member Reviews for La Spinetta Sassontino Casanova Della Spinetta Terricciola

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Snooth User: 97mjr
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03/04/2009

deep dark fruit, coffee and some vanilla. Extemely young, huge tannins; would purchase, but hold for 3-5 years minimum


External Reviews for La Spinetta Sassontino Casanova Della Spinetta Terricciola

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A big, full-bodied expression of Sangiovese, with smoked meat and dried cherry aromas and intense notions of red fruits, espresso and vanilla.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Cherry, vanilla and cut wood aromas. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a medium finish. A bit short. But shows potential. Give it time. Sangiovese and Colorino. Best after 2006.



In the early 1800s the grandfather Giuseppe Rivetti, whose nickname was Pin, emigrated to Argentina from Neive. Once he returned to Piedmont he founded the family winery and brought his children up in Castagnole Lanze to be dedicated and expert winegrowers. The Sassontino is made up of 95% Sangiovese and 5% Colorino from a 30 year old vineyard at Casanova. It shows gorgeous dark ruby red with aromas of black cherry and vanilla. This delectible red is full bodied with sweet tannins, very finely balanced oak and acidity with a long, fine finish. The elegance of this wine is remarkable, reflecting the 12 to 14 months it has spent in oak barrels. Make sure you drink this wine with flavourful and highly seasoned red meats, or richly exuberant sauces, or save it for a special occasion as this wine will mature over the next 25 years.

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