La Spinetta

+39 0141 877396 Via Annunziata 17
Castagnole Lanze Italy, 14054 View map

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 ...

  • 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...

  • Barbera

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

  • Muscat

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

  • Nebbiolo

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

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La Spinetta on Snooth

  • La Spinetta Barbera d'Asti Ca' di Pian Barbera Piedmont Barbera d'Asti 2007

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    Drinking this from magnum. Thoughnot generally a fan of Barbera, This is delicious! Showing some development. Light, well balanced fresh acidity. Beautiful cherry fruit, a touch of pepper and dried flowers. A definite winner! Read More

    Wine review by Erica Landin


  • La Spinetta Rivetti Barbera d'Asti Ca' di Pian 2008

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    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. Read More

    Wine review by cgplayer9


  • La Spinetta Rivetti Langhe Nebbiolo 2008

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    The villages of Barolo and Barbaresco in the Langhe hills of Piedmont, produce ... from the Nebbiolo grape. La Spinetta sources grapes from the entire Langhe district. This wine has a unique oak, berry aroma. Medium-bodied with choke cherry, black berry, leather, tobacco and oak notes. Concentrated fruit and fine tannins with a lingering, br... Read More

    Wine review by Beaudeaux


  • La Spinetta Moscato d'Asti Bricco Quaglia Italy Red 2009

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    This Moscato is probably #2 in my cellar (behind the Ricossa). Not too sweet, but great anytime you want a white with a little more sugar. Read More

    Wine review by Baritono


  • La Spinetta Rivetti Langhe Nebbiolo 2008

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    Note from tasting: intense with long finish, oaky ["The Other Piedmont" at Bin 105, Lincoln NE, 19 May 2012.] Read More

    Wine review by Nathan P


  • La Spinetta Il Nero di Casanova Sangiovese 2007

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    Note from tasting: lots of flavor, tart, heavy finish [I picked up a bottle after the tasting, have had a couple others from this winemaker, very distinct] Read More

    Wine review by Nathan P


  • La Spinetta Il Nero di Casanova Sangiovese 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by galacticdude


  • Vermentino la Spinetta 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by Geek Dragon


  • La Spinetta Il Gentile 2006

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    Just bought 6 of these from an online discounter based on the Parker review and I just don't love it. Ugh, 5 more to drink...or give away Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • I've been powering through wines from Spain, South Africa, and Chile. I've got say that of all of them the Carmeneres ahve been the most surpring. You've got to like a bit of herbaceousness in your wines, which I do, but in general they were some really distinctive and intresting wines. For summer the Rose season is apon us but I have yet to be ... Read More

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