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Barbera d'Asti Ca di Pian la Spinetta 2013

Member Review by BeautifulCalamity:

Dark berry and tobacco flavors.

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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 Barbera d'Asti Ca di Pian la Spinetta

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Snooth User: BeautifulCalamity
7729671,946
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 01/09/2016

Dark berry and tobacco flavors.


Snooth User: mattgriffin
3280829
4.50 5
Vintage: 2003 02/05/2008

Excellent wine. Great bargain. One of my favorites.


Snooth User: TriumphDaytona
3481892
5.00 5
Vintage: 2003 02/05/2008

Five glasses


Snooth User: atonalprime
1577901,416
4.00 5
Vintage: 1999 10/12/2009

Decanted about 60min. Fruity perfume on the nose. Concentrated, juicy and complex with a smooth body, notes of tobacco, cranberry and black cherry on the palette. Intense cherry and plum finish. Paired well with pesto sauce, complementing its earthiness.


External Reviews for Barbera d'Asti Ca di Pian la Spinetta

External Review
Vintage: 2010 05/30/2014

Ruby red with purple reflections. Intense, with scents reminding of red cherry, blueberry and cassis. Nice acidty, and good, balanced tannins.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 01/09/2013

Always an attractive wine, the 2004 Barbera dandrsquo;Asti Caandrsquo; di Pian shows plenty of sweet dark plumy fruit with excellent concentration on the palate and a lovely underlying note of minerality that provides freshness. It is sure to provide much pleasure over the next several years. Anticipated maturity: 2007andndash;2010.


External Review
Vintage: 1998 05/18/2011

Mineral, flowers, ripe fruit and toasty oak aromas follow through to a full body, with soft tannins and a citrus fruit aftertaste. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 1998 05/18/2011

Always an attractive wine, the 2004 Barbera d'Asti Ca' di Pian shows plenty of sweet dark plumy fruit with excellent concentration on the palate and a lovely underlying note of minerality that provides freshness. It is sure to provide much pleasure over the next several years. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2010.


External Review
Vintage: 1998 05/18/2011

Bright ruby-red. Blackberry and cassis aromas display a liqueur-like ripeness. A rich, concentrated fruit bomb in the mouth, with concentrated flavors of black fruits, violet and licorice. Finishes long and powerful. Impressively rich for a barbera from vines less than ten years old.


External Review
Vintage: 1998 05/18/2011

Healthy dark red. Bitter cherry, violet and licorice aromas. Intense dark berry and spice flavors hint at almost jammy ripeness, but bright acidity gives the wine a juicy, penetrating quality and terrific grip. An especially saliva-inducing example of this extremely flexible food wine.


External Review
Vintage: 1998 05/18/2011

Solid blackberry and chocolate character, with hints of meat. Medium-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and a fruity finish. Drink now.


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