La Spinetta Moscato d'Asti Bricco Quaglia 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

Color: Yellow with green reflections. Nose: Complex, vibrant, fresh, delicately sweet, yet light. Flavor: Remarkably fresh with lively fruit flavors. Serving suggestions: Traditionally a dessert wine, but suitable also as an aperitif, afternoon refreshment or with Sunday brunch.

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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
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Layered Rice Pudding

RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.

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External Reviews for La Spinetta Moscato d'Asti Bricco Quaglia

External Review
Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
11/27/2012

yellow with green reflectionsfull bodied, vibrant, fresh, delicately sweet, yet light; a wine that surprises by its remarkable freshness and brilliant fruit flavors; traditionally as a desert wine, but also for aperitif, afternoon refreshment.


External Review
Source: Grand Wine Cellar
01/21/2012

One of the most refreshing aperitif wines money canbuy, a Moscato d'Asti is extremely low in alcohol (usually under 6%). No one makes a better, slightly sparkling Moscato than La Spinetta. They offer multiple single vineyard offerings, all of which are usually outstanding. The vineyard differences are less important than the fact that readers should purchase this wine. Offers pear and citrus fruit, with interesting notes of light honey and fresh ginger. Medium-bodied and medium sweet, with a gentle froth. Has lots of ginger on the finish. Drink now. 8,300 cases made.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
12/21/2011

Strohgelb mit grünlichen Reflexen, aromatisch süß mit Orangen-, Linden und Akaziennoten, elegant.



Color: Yellow with green reflections. Nose: Complex, vibrant, fresh, delicately sweet, yet light. Flavor: Remarkably fresh with lively fruit flavors. Serving suggestions: Traditionally a dessert wine, but suitable also as an aperitif, afternoon refreshment or with Sunday brunch.

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