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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  • Barbera

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

  • Sangiovese

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

  • Muscat

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

  • 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...

  • 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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  • 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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  • La Spinetta Barolo Vursú Campé DOCG 2004

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    ...Much more fruity,respect other Barbaresco..it's their style... Read More

    Wine review by luca chevalier


  • La Spinetta Nebbiolo 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by etavoa


  • La Spinetta Moscato d'Asti DOCG Bricco Quaglia Italy 2010

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    Dessert wine or great with breakfast as Giorgio, the owner of La Spinetta saysA little floral, peach, roses and lychee, bright apricot. yummy! Read More

    Wine review by Nicki Gig


  • La Spinetta Barolo Garretti 2006

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    A little floral to start, violet and lavender on the nose. Subtle cherry cola on palate, amazing pairing with beef filet and onions. Great berry fruit, amazing balance of characteristics. I love Read More

    Wine review by Nicki Gig


  • La Spinetta Il Gentile 2006

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    Dark, dusty, no real fruit on the nose, maybe a little leather. Definite berries on palate, some sour cherry, a little pepper, very delicate and sophisticated, great balance, a nice finish. I learned that pugnolo is a Sangiovese clone grown in montepulciano Read More

    Wine review by Nicki Gig


  • La Spinetta Pin Neb.Bar06 2006

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    A little dusty earth on nose.Lovely red fruit on palate a little spice, red currants, delicate and lovely Read More

    Wine review by Nicki Gig


  • Vermentino la Spinetta 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by dsrb100


  • La Spinetta Moscato d'Asti Bricco Quaglia 2006

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    Orange blossoms. Dancing, fine bubbles. Light. Etherial. A real surprise and delight. Read More

    Wine review by Pete Kleinman


  • La Spinetta Nebbiolo 2007

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    The nose showed cherry with barnyard, soil and stems. On the palate, it showed a medium body with cherries and wood tones. The finish was long with tealeaves and red berries. Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


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