La Spinetta Moscato d'Asti Biancospina 2007

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Colour:yellow with green reflections Bouquet:full bodied, vibrant, fresh, delicately sweet, yet light Taste:a wine that surprises by its remarkable freshness and brilliant fruit flavors Available bottle sizes: half, normal and magnum Pairings:traditionally as a desert wine, but also for aperitif, afternoon refreshment or with Sunday brunch Cultivation system:Guyot Total acidity:7% Sugar content:120 g pH level:3.3 Recommended serving temperature:6°-8° Celsius Recommended type of glass: small Bordeaux

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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 Moscato d'Asti Biancospina

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Snooth User: xphilerdan
2189388
0.00 5
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: emmayeh
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3.50 5
05/25/2010

Very light wine and very fruity. It is kind of like high quality of juice, but it is very refreshing. If you are looking for a full body with a lot of flavors and layers, this may not be what you are looking for. But it is a pretty good one to serve as refreshment. I purchased $30 for 2, pretty good deal.


Snooth User: migi
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5.00 5
10/25/2009

I don't drink but I'm in love with this one !!!


Snooth User: shellbell944
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4.00 5
05/04/2010

Four glasses


External Reviews for La Spinetta Moscato d'Asti Biancospina

External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
08/01/2008

The perfect summer backyard and patio wine, Moscato d'Asti is 'frizzante', redolent with the heady perfume of Muscat grapes. Its delicate sweetness and low alcohol makes this refreshing to sip on its own or together with various fruits.


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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
05/12/2008

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Colour:yellow with green reflections Bouquet:full bodied, vibrant, fresh, delicately sweet, yet light Taste:a wine that surprises by its remarkable freshness and brilliant fruit flavors Available bottle sizes: half, normal and magnum Pairings:traditionally as a desert wine, but also for aperitif, afternoon refreshment or with Sunday brunch Cultivation system:Guyot Total acidity:7% Sugar content:120 g pH level:3.3 Recommended serving temperature:6°-8° Celsius Recommended type of glass: small Bordeaux

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