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La Spinetta Rivetti Barbera d'Asti Ca' di Pian 2005

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We have had the 2003 and 2004 vintages of this wine at Bend Wine Cellar. Both were superb wines that sold out long before the next vintage was available. The 2005 is better wine than either the 2003 or 2004. It is loaded with ripe, forward fruit and ha

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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 Rivetti Barbera d'Asti Ca' di Pian

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Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,704
4.00 5
09/21/2008

all I can think about here is Brunello. It's like a clone or something.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,553
3.00 5
06/13/2008

High acidity, leather taste. Good tannins with some berry and spice flavors. Good finish.


Snooth User: dista23
79950305
2.50 5
07/18/2008

Rivetti's 2005 Barbera d-Asti Ca- di Pian is a plump, juicy wine with sweet dark fruit, tar and licorice flavors although there is a slightly green quality that lurks underneath. This tasty, accessible Barbera is sure to provide much pleasure over the next few years even if it isn't as engaging as the best vintages. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2010.- Antonio Galloni Wine Advocate 87 Points Nothing to rave about. Well made, but if you are paying more than $15, you could do better for your money.


Snooth User: cabrerajoseluis
63915720
4.00 5
02/18/2014

Four glasses


External Reviews for La Spinetta Rivetti Barbera d'Asti Ca' di Pian

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Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/24/2010

La Spinetta Giorgio Rivetti Barbera d'Asti Ca di Pian DOC 2005: Jahrgang: 2005Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: PiemontWeingut: La Spinetta G. RivettiRebsorte: BarberaRestzucker: trockenRestsäure: 6,25 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 % Rotwein



We have had the 2003 and 2004 vintages of this wine at Bend Wine Cellar. Both were superb wines that sold out long before the next vintage was available. The 2005 is better wine than either the 2003 or 2004. It is loaded with ripe, forward fruit and ha

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