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La Spinetta Giuseppe Rivetti Barbaresco Valeirano Nebbiolo Wine 2010

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

La Spinetta s 2010 Barbaresco Valeirano is quite open today which is frankly uncharacteristic of young Valeirano. Dark red cherry plums sweet tobacco licorice and mint waft from the glass in a surprisingly ethereal perfumed and beautifully layered Barbaresco. Valeirano is usually austere at this stage of its life but the 2010 appears to be a wine that will drink nicely early and that is never a bad thing. Antonio Galloni.

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Region: Italy » Piemonte » Barbaresco » Neive » Rivetti

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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

External Reviews for La Spinetta Giuseppe Rivetti Barbaresco Valeirano Nebbiolo Wine

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/22/2014

La Spinetta s 2010 Barbaresco Valeirano is quite open today which is frankly uncharacteristic of young Valeirano. Dark red cherry plums sweet tobacco licorice and mint waft from the glass in a surprisingly ethereal perfumed and beautifully layered Barbaresco. Valeirano is usually austere at this stage of its life but the 2010 appears to be a wine that will drink nicely early and that is never a bad thing. Antonio Galloni.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/22/2014

An alluring mix of cherry raspberry mint and earthy balsamic notes lends distinction to this red showing power and balance with a long finish of mineral spice and underbrush. Best from 2016 through 2028.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/22/2014

Good bright red. Complex nose melds dark berries sage menthol and licorice. Dense sappy and wild showing impressive tension and lively mineral high notes to the extremely backward flavors of dark berries and licorice. If the Starderi is Burgundian this is frank nebbiolo for purists. Has plenty of buffering material for its tannins and finishes with excellent spicy minerally energy and lift. 93+ Stephen Tanzers IWC.




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