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La Spinetta Barbaresco Vigneto Gallina 2013

Member Review by 97mjr:

Red fruit, leather, licorice, methol. Nicely balanced for such a young wine. The best of the group.

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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 Vigneto Gallina

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Snooth User: 97mjr
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2003 03/04/2009

Red fruit, leather, licorice, methol. Nicely balanced for such a young wine. The best of the group.


Snooth User: rahulsingh
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4.00 5
Vintage: 1998 02/19/2009

excellent


External Reviews for La Spinetta Barbaresco Vigneto Gallina

External Review
Vintage: 2005 09/23/2011

La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2005 and all other wine from La Spinetta are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from WineDada.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from Italy and across the globe.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 04/30/2010

La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2004 and all other wine from La Spinetta are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from Italy and across the globe.


External Review
Vintage: 2003 01/19/2009

In Describing Giorgio Rivetti's wines, Robret Parker uses words like "magnificent", "Impressive", and "Hedonistic". We Agree! Galina was Rivetti's very first Barbaresco and remains to many his best! Approachable when young but with the structure to go the long haul, this Grand Cr� Barbaresco will not disappoint!


External Review
Vintage: 2003 04/30/2010

La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2003 and all other wine from La Spinetta are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from Italy and across the globe.



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