La Spinetta Barbera d'Asti Ca Di Pian 2010
Barbera from Piedmont, Italy
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
The Ca di Pian displays vibrant ruby red color with purple reflections in the glass. On the nose the wine exudes beautiful and complex aroms of blueberry, dried plums and sandal wood. Complex and vibrant, the wine is focused with refreshing acidity and ripe fruit.
Pair with all kinds of soft cheeses.
"Good medium red. Plum, tobacco, licorice and nutty oak on the ripe, serious nose. Supple, concentrated and dry; densely packed and voluminous. Shows very good flavor intensity but does not come across as particularly primary following the extended elevage."
International Wine Cellar
"The 2010 Barbera d'Asti Ca' di Pian bursts from the glass with dark cherries, plums, cloves, menthol and licorice. Soft and voluptuous, yet with plenty of underlying energy, the 2010 impresses for its overall balance."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
"This dense, tannic red offers pungent aromas of violet and raspberry, with ample fruit and a tinge of spice. Needs some time to settle down and absorb the tannins."
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The Rivetti family story begins in the 1890s, when Giovanni Rivetti, left Piedmont for Argentina. Like many Italians then, he dreamed of returning rich man, perhaps even one day able to make great wine in his homeland. He never did, though his son, Giuseppe Pin did. Pin married Lidia, bought vineyards and began to make wine. In 1977 the family took up residence at La Spinetta (top...
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(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most...
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Learn About Barbera
(bar-BARE-uh) Versatility of Italy Barbara is one of those varieties of the old world that often appears on the label - Barbara d'Alba, Barbara d'Asti for example. Native to Piedmont, Barbara is a hardy grape that grows well in the chalky soils of the area. Though popular as a single varietal, Barbera also excels as a blending partner in both Italy and California. Notable...
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