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La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi Ris 2001

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Colour:dense red Bouquet:complex, explosive scent of fruit, sweet spices, liquorice and chocolate Taste:thick and concentrated, dark berries, liquorice, exceptional balance of sweet tannins and acidity Evolution:25-30 years Available bottle sizes:normal and Riserva Magnum Pairings:ideal with grilled food, sauced and elaborated meat and wild game Cultivation system:Guyot Total acidity:5-6% Sugar content:0 pH level:3.6 Recommended serving temperature: 16°-17° Celsius Recommended type of glass: Burgundy

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

Member Reviews for La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi Ris

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Snooth User: rsimone
90082130
5.00 5
09/28/2008

To date, this is the finest wine I have tasted.


Snooth User: diegelfam
10150760
4.50 5
11/27/2008

First experienced this wine with the wine maker during a tasting event in Zurich Switzerland. Love it!


Snooth User: Stephen
4793
4.00 5
08/09/2007

Four glasses


External Reviews for La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi Ris

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
12/14/2011

The masculine and brooding 2001 Barbaresco Starderi is unquestionably the most complex and complete of the La Spinetta Barbarescos. The wine is dark and deeply expressive, with a huge palate of dark roasted fruit, tar, spices, licorice and a lingering note of menthol. Despite its size and notable concentration the Starderi appears to be a bit more accessible than the Valeirano at the moment. This is modern-style Barbaresco at its best. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2016.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
12/14/2011

Extremely fresh on the nose, with fruit and raw meat character. An almost leafy character underneath. Full-bodied, with big, chewy tannins that are round and caressing. This is a big red with a lot of heart. Best after 2007.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
12/14/2011

The 2001 Barbaresco Starderi, from a vineyard in Neive, is, as always, the most powerful of the group, very penetrating on the nose with aromas of tar, licorice, chocolate, and truffles, potent and intense in flavor but very textured and caressing as well, a wine of truly superior balance and class which will still be drinking well between 2018 and 2020.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
12/14/2011

Good full red. Spicy aromas of red berries, tobacco and peppermint. Rich, fat and vinous, with lovely generosity of flavor and balance. Offers a compelling three-dimensional texture and complex inner-mouth perfume. Finishes more backward than the Gallina, with a more obvious tannic spine.



Colour:dense red Bouquet:complex, explosive scent of fruit, sweet spices, liquorice and chocolate Taste:thick and concentrated, dark berries, liquorice, exceptional balance of sweet tannins and acidity Evolution:25-30 years Available bottle sizes:normal and Riserva Magnum Pairings:ideal with grilled food, sauced and elaborated meat and wild game Cultivation system:Guyot Total acidity:5-6% Sugar content:0 pH level:3.6 Recommended serving temperature: 16°-17° Celsius Recommended type of glass: Burgundy

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