La Spinetta

+39 0141 877396 17 Via Annunziata
Castagnole Lanze, 14054
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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 Read more »

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  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

  • Muscat Blanc À Petits Grains

    History of the grape: From Greece, Muscat was brought into Crimea in the Soviet Union where it was spread into what i...

  • Muscat

    History of the grape: Muscat existed as far back as the Ancient Greeks. It spread throughout the world as empires gre...

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

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  • Barbera Dasti Bionzo la Spinetta 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by rzakharov

  • Wines TastedMarcarini Brunate - 91ptsCascina Ballarin Tre Ciabot - 88ptsElio Altare Barolo - 86ptsMascarello Monprivato CorkedBrovia Rocche di Brovia 90ptsScavino Bric del Fiasc 78ptsE. Pira Cannubi 90ptsBartolo Mascarello Barolo 90ptsLuciano Sandrone Cannubi Boschis 80ptsAldo Conterno Colonello 87ptsConterno-Fantino Vigna del Gris 87pts... Read More

    Forum post in the topic 1998 Ten Year After Barolo...

  • I had a nice dinner last night at New York Citys Whym, review posted here;The ... against one another.A 2003 La Spinetta Barolo Versu Vigneto Campe was awfully obvious on the nose with masses of oaky, sweet fruit, sweet licorice and a bit of alcoholic heat. In the mouth this powerfully built wine exhibited lots of wood tannin, elevated alcohol... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Dinner notes from Whym....

  • La Spinetta Barbaresco Vigneto Gallina Riserva 2001


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    Wine review by 90082rsimone 90082 rsimone

  • Is it wrong to be planning my cooking and wine decisions two weeks in advance? I already have my eye on the cover recipe of this month's Cooking Light - walnut-encrusted pork chops with autumn wild rice. What should I drink with them? I don't usually cook pork, so I'm not sure what wine would complement the dish. I'm pretty flexible, but I e... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Walnut-crusted pork chops...

  • La Spinetta Monferrato Pin 2001


    Great great value for a wine that is nothing less than what you expect from this producer. Read More

    Wine review by 90082rsimone 90082 rsimone

  • La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi Ris 2001


    To date, this is the finest wine I have tasted. Read More

    Wine review by 90082rsimone 90082 rsimone

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


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

    Wine review by aronowm2

  • La Spinetta 'Pin' 2004


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    Wine review by rzakharov

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


    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: 2007-20... Read More

    Wine review by dista23

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