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La Spinetta Il Nero di Casanova 2013

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The entry-level 2006 Il Nero de Casanova is a straightforward offering loaded with ripe dark fruit. This medium to full-bodied red possesses an engaging, generous personality although the tannins could use a little more polish. Anticipated maturity: 2008andndash;2011.

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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 Il Nero di Casanova

External Review
Vintage: 2006 01/10/2013

The entry-level 2006 Il Nero de Casanova is a straightforward offering loaded with ripe dark fruit. This medium to full-bodied red possesses an engaging, generous personality although the tannins could use a little more polish. Anticipated maturity: 2008andndash;2011.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 01/04/2012

Berry, cocoa and earth aromas follow through to a medium-bodied palate, with firm tannins and a medium finish. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 01/03/2012

Sangiovese and Colorino make up the blend. The name means ldquo;the black onerdquo; and refers not only to the deep, dark color of the wine, but also to what old-timers in Tuscany call their red wine. Brooding in color, with bing cherry that comes through on the nose and palate. Chewy, ripe, rich and beautifully balanced, it has tremendous texture and a very long finish. A superb, classic vintage for Tuscany, with tons of fruit and the perfect balance of acidity and tannic structure.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 01/03/2012

Beautifully perfumed, with elegant floral elements leading into the luscious red fruit palate. The warm climate of southern Tuscany makes this softer than most Chiantis, with flawlessly balanced acidity and supple tannins. The finish is dry, with a slight taste of oak.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 01/03/2012

The entry-level 2006 Il Nero de Casanova is a straightforward offering loaded with ripe dark fruit. This medium to full-bodied red possesses an engaging, generous personality although the tannins could use a little more polish. Anticipated maturity: 2008ndash;2011.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 01/03/2012

The 2007 Il Nero di Casanova (Sangiovese) is a fresh, vinous offering with a pretty core of plump red fruit, flowers, tobacco and sweet herbs. The wine offers excellent persistence and lovely overall balance. Anticipated maturity: 2009ndash;2012.



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Alcohol: 13.50%

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