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La Spinetta Il Gentile 2006

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Colour: Intense ruby red. Aroma: Scents of wild flowers, cherries and plum. Palate: Full-bodied, elegant and refined, sweet tannins, balsamic note, fine finish. Food Pairing: Ideal with grilled food, pasta and meat.

Region: Italy » Tuscany

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Winery: La Spinetta
Color: Red
Varietal: Sangiovese
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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 Il Gentile

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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
4.00 5
04/01/2011

Dark, dusty, no real fruit on the nose, maybe a little leather. Definite berries on palate, some sour cherry, a little pepper, very delicate and sophisticated, great balance, a nice finish. I learned that pugnolo is a Sangiovese clone grown in montepulciano


Snooth User: Andrea RePass
8713892
3.00 5
06/24/2011

Just bought 6 of these from an online discounter based on the Parker review and I just don't love it. Ugh, 5 more to drink...or give away


External Reviews for La Spinetta Il Gentile

External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
04/30/2010

La Spinetta Il Nero di Casanova Sangiovese 2006 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
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

The 2005 Gentile di Casanova (Sangiovese) is a dark, brooding wine packed with dark cherries, smoke, underbrush, leather and tar. There is terrific density, richness and energy, all of which come together in this stylish, generous red. The finish is refined and harmonious. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2013.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Aromas of coffee and berries follow through to a full body, with tangy fruit and a long, citrusy, fruity finish. Prugnolo Gentile (Sangiovese). Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Scents of super-ripe dark cherries, tobacco, spices and leather waft from the glass as the 2006 Il Gentile di Casanova opens up. A vein if minerality frames the fruit beautifully through to the long, creamy finish. The La Spinetta house style built on ripeness and textural depth is in evidence in this Sangiovese-based red but is not as overdone as in previous wines. This is a gorgeous juice. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2016.



Colour: Intense ruby red. Aroma: Scents of wild flowers, cherries and plum. Palate: Full-bodied, elegant and refined, sweet tannins, balsamic note, fine finish. Food Pairing: Ideal with grilled food, pasta and meat.

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