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La Spinetta Rivetti Barbera d'Asti Ca di Pian 2010

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89 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): The 2010 Barbera d'Asti Ca' di Pian bursts from the glass with dark cherries, plums, cloves, menthol and licorice. Soft and voluptuous, yet with plenty of underlying energy, the 2010 impresses for its overall balance. (Oct 2013)

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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: VegasOenophile
20275912,203
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 02/23/2013

Three glasses


Snooth User: cgplayer9
8492221,049
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 07/24/2012

Dark fruit and earthy. Very bright acidity - wish I'd let this age a while longer to tone down a bit.Very subtle smokiness; slightly peppery finish.


Snooth User: basilwino
2282621,040
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 03/02/2010

Medium body with nice bright aromas. Lighter on the palate, low tannins, red berries, floral.


Snooth User: Peter
3039174
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 12/21/2008

Delicious. Smooth berry flavours. Not sharp. Well balanced. OK price


Snooth User: athensgator
9860235
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 01/16/2009

slightly fruity, subtle overtones, with smooth finish


Snooth User: sadieeats
1514774
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 03/15/2009

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 09/21/2008

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


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

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Vintage: 2007 07/28/2010

Ruby red with purple reflections. Intense, with scents reminding of red cherry, blueberry and cassis. Nice acidty, and good, balanced tannins.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 06/01/2009

A bright and fruity red, with fresh raspberry and blackberry tart aromas. Full-bodied, with lots of fruit and soft, velvety tannins. Long and delicious. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 04/30/2010

La Spinetta Barbera d'Asti Ca di Pian 2006 and all other wine from La Spinetta are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from Italy and across the globe.


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Vintage: 2005 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



89 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): The 2010 Barbera d'Asti Ca' di Pian bursts from the glass with dark cherries, plums, cloves, menthol and licorice. Soft and voluptuous, yet with plenty of underlying energy, the 2010 impresses for its overall balance. (Oct 2013)

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