La Spinetta Rivetti Langhe Nebbiolo Starderi 2006

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[On the 2005 vintage - 90 pts Robert Parker] ''Readers who want to experience a La Spinetta wine without breaking the bank should start with the 2005 Langhe Nebbiolo. It is a gorgeous effort redolent of crushed flowers' spices menthol and sweet fruit. Made in a full-bodied style it offers outstanding poise and balance with an inviting' fresh finish.'

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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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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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Member Reviews for La Spinetta Rivetti Langhe Nebbiolo Starderi

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Snooth User: danren95
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4.00 5
10/23/2009

Chewy tannins, chocolate, dark stone fruit and a little heat or is that spice ... loved it


Snooth User: stijnn
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3.50 5
06/13/2009

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for La Spinetta Rivetti Langhe Nebbiolo Starderi

External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
04/30/2010

La Spinetta Langhe Nebbiolo 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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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/21/2010

Der neue Nebbiolo begeistert mit einer immensen Expression und verspielter Zartheit. Aromen Pflaumen und schwarzer Johannisbeere treffen perfekt aufeinander, untermauerst wird das Ganze von dezenten Pfefferminznuancen. Die gute Säurestuktur bewirkt Länge und Nerv. Das frische und edle Tannin kommt sehr gut an.


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/17/2008

Giorgio Rivetti brings us a 100% Nebbiolo wine, made with grapes from young vines in the Starderi vineyard, also the source of his renowned single-vineyard Barbaresco. Aged 12 months in new oak barriques, the wine displays a bouquets of black plum, currant and black cherry. Great elegance, with perfect tannins, yet round with a fine finish.



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[On the 2005 vintage - 90 pts Robert Parker] ''Readers who want to experience a La Spinetta wine without breaking the bank should start with the 2005 Langhe Nebbiolo. It is a gorgeous effort redolent of crushed flowers' spices menthol and sweet fruit. Made in a full-bodied style it offers outstanding poise and balance with an inviting' fresh finish.'

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