Spinetta Giuseppe Rivetti la Langhe Nebbiolo 2005

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Denomination: Langhe Nebbiolo DOC Vintage: 2005 Grape variety: 100% Nebbiolo Alcohol content: 14,0% by vol. Received awards: Average production: 36,000 bottles (11% of entire wine production) Average yield per ha: 2,500 bottles First vintage: 2004 Vineyard: Name/location: Starderi, Neive, grapes come from young vines only Type of soil: calcareous Average age: 5-7 years Average altitude: 270 m Wine making process: Time of harvest: beginning to middle of October Cellar: LA SPINETTA Campé, Grinzane Cavour Fermentation: fermentation of grapes for 7-8 days in rotofermenters at controlled temperature, malolactic fermentation in French oak Aging: entirely in medium toasted French oak for 12 months Bottling: transfer to stainless steal vats for 2 months before bottling, aging in bottles for another 2 months Specialties: no filtration and clarifying Release: 16 months after harvest

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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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External Reviews for Spinetta Giuseppe Rivetti la Langhe Nebbiolo

External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
06/11/2008

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.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/09/2013

The Langhe Nebbiolo shows great quality and structure throughout. More floral and slightly less fruity than its counterparts, the Langhe Nebbiolo is a broad shouldered, big wine that is already starting to drink nicely. Lots of vanilla up front compl... Alex Lallos. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2005 Spinetta (Giuseppe Rivetti), La Langhe Nebbiolo 750ml



Denomination: Langhe Nebbiolo DOC Vintage: 2005 Grape variety: 100% Nebbiolo Alcohol content: 14,0% by vol. Received awards: Average production: 36,000 bottles (11% of entire wine production) Average yield per ha: 2,500 bottles First vintage: 2004 Vineyard: Name/location: Starderi, Neive, grapes come from young vines only Type of soil: calcareous Average age: 5-7 years Average altitude: 270 m Wine making process: Time of harvest: beginning to middle of October Cellar: LA SPINETTA Campé, Grinzane Cavour Fermentation: fermentation of grapes for 7-8 days in rotofermenters at controlled temperature, malolactic fermentation in French oak Aging: entirely in medium toasted French oak for 12 months Bottling: transfer to stainless steal vats for 2 months before bottling, aging in bottles for another 2 months Specialties: no filtration and clarifying Release: 16 months after harvest

Dietary Information: Organic


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