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La Spinetta 'Bricco Quaglia' Moscato d'Asti 2017

Member Review by Nicki Gig:

Dessert wine or great with breakfast as Giorgio, the owner of La Spinetta says A little floral, peach, roses and lychee, bright apricot. yummy!

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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 'Bricco Quaglia' Moscato d'Asti

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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 04/01/2011

Dessert wine or great with breakfast as Giorgio, the owner of La Spinetta says A little floral, peach, roses and lychee, bright apricot. yummy!


Snooth User: Baritono
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 06/23/2012

This Moscato is probably #2 in my cellar (behind the Ricossa). Not too sweet, but great anytime you want a white with a little more sugar.


Snooth User: thepreparedmind
65706987
4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 12/07/2010

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Pete Kleinman
68926143
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 03/13/2011

Orange blossoms. Dancing, fine bubbles. Light. Etherial. A real surprise and delight.


Snooth User: xphilerdan
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 07/21/2009

I had the good fortune to have been introduced to this fantastic wine at The French Laundry. While the food wasn't memorable, the last wine of our wine pairing was. Normally I don't have dessert wine, and I wasn't really expecting much. The La Spinetta Moscato d'Asti Bricco Quaglia was paired with a dark chocolate mousse cake and upon first taste I was in heaven. Party in my mouth. It goes well with a variety of desserts (and even fruit), and is a pleasure all on it's own. If you have typical Asian tastebuds or prefer fruity less alcoholic wines, this may be the wine for you.


Snooth User: joymarie
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 08/09/2010

Five glasses


External Reviews for La Spinetta 'Bricco Quaglia' Moscato d'Asti

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/25/2018

Italy’s first single vineyard Moscato d’Asti! From a 20ha plot of 25-30 year old vines grown in calcareous and sandy soils.


External Review
Vintage: 2013 02/04/2014

One of the most refreshing aperitif wines money canbuy, a Moscato d'Asti is extremely low in alcohol (usually under 6%). No one makes a better, slightly sparkling Moscato than La Spinetta. They offer multiple single vineyard offerings, all of which are usually outstanding. The vineyard differences are less important than the fact that readers should purchase this wine. Offers pear and citrus fruit, with interesting notes of light honey and fresh ginger. Medium-bodied and medium sweet, with a gentle froth. Has lots of ginger on the finish. Drink now. 8,300 cases made.


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Vintage: 2012 03/28/2013

The color is yellow with green reflections. It's full bodied, vibrant, fresh, delicately sweet, yet light. This is a wine that surprises by its remarkable freshness and brilliant fruit flavors reminding of mint, citrus and peach.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 04/07/2013

yellow with green reflectionsfull bodied, vibrant, fresh, delicately sweet, yet light; a wine that surprises by its remarkable freshness and brilliant fruit flavors; traditionally as a desert wine, but also for aperitif, afternoon refreshment.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 07/13/2010

La Spinetta Moscato Bricco Quaglia 2009 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.


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2009 04/21/2010

Strohgelb mit grünlichen Reflexen, aromatisch süß mit Orangen-, Linden und Akaziennoten, elegant.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 12/24/2010

A single vineyard Moscato from a very well respected producer in Piedmont, this wine will know your socks off with its delightful rose water and lychee notes and lightly sweet palate. Also known as their summer release.


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