La Spinetta Il Nero di Casanova Sangiovese 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

In the early 1800s the grandfather Giuseppe Rivetti, whose nickname was Pin, emigrated to Argentina from Neive. Once he returned to Piedmont he founded the family winery and brought his children up in Castagnole Lanze to be dedicated and expert winegrowers. Il Nero di Casanova is 100% Sangiovese from 7 year old vines both from the Casanova estate (80%) and from the Sezzana vineyard (20%). It offers perfumed aromas of ripe berries, vanilla, mint and coffee. This wine is full bodied, with sweet tannins, berry and chocolate flavours and a hint of pepper. There is impeccably balanced fruit, oak and acidity, and a fine finish. Try pairing this fabulously full and versatile red with pasta dishes, grilled meat or moroccan lamb tagine to make the most of the sweet and spicy flavours this wine has to offer.

Region: Italy » Tuscany
Winery: La Spinetta
Color: Red
Varietal: Sangiovese
  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • + List It
  • + Critic Score

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
3.36 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
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 Nero di Casanova Sangiovese

Add your review
Snooth User: Nathan P
261632886
4.00 5
05/23/2012

Note from tasting: lots of flavor, tart, heavy finish [I picked up a bottle after the tasting, have had a couple others from this winemaker, very distinct]


Snooth User: galacticdude
24989611
3.00 5
09/06/2011

Three glasses


External Reviews for La Spinetta Il Nero di Casanova Sangiovese

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

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: 2008-2011.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

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: 2009-2012.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

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
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Sangiovese and Colorino make up the blend. The name means "the black one" 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
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

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



In the early 1800s the grandfather Giuseppe Rivetti, whose nickname was Pin, emigrated to Argentina from Neive. Once he returned to Piedmont he founded the family winery and brought his children up in Castagnole Lanze to be dedicated and expert winegrowers. Il Nero di Casanova is 100% Sangiovese from 7 year old vines both from the Casanova estate (80%) and from the Sezzana vineyard (20%). It offers perfumed aromas of ripe berries, vanilla, mint and coffee. This wine is full bodied, with sweet tannins, berry and chocolate flavours and a hint of pepper. There is impeccably balanced fruit, oak and acidity, and a fine finish. Try pairing this fabulously full and versatile red with pasta dishes, grilled meat or moroccan lamb tagine to make the most of the sweet and spicy flavours this wine has to offer.

Dietary Information: Organic


Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »

Sangiovese Top Lists








Snooth Media Network