La Spinetta Barbera d'Asti Ca Di Pian (375ML half-bottle) 2006

Barbera from Piedmont, Italy

Item No. 100799
  • red wine
  • WS90
Style: Light & Fruity

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

Ruby red with purple reflections. Intense bouquet with scents reminding of red cherry, blueberry and cassis. Fresh, fruity, nice acidity, good balance of tannins and acidity.

Pairs with a variety of appetizers and soft cheeses.

Critical Acclaim

"A bright and fruity red, with fresh raspberry and blackberry tart aromas. Full-bodied, with lots of fruit and soft, velvety tannins. Long and delicious. Drink now."
90 Points

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Decanted the bottle before drinking. A deep, dark blood red, with purply garnet edges. Glorious to look at. Very different nose to what I expected. Coffe and tobacco over the top and dark fruit shooting up the middle! A brambly blackberry smell. With slight mineral tone. A touch of orange too. Really amazing nose to it. On the tongue, not quite a match for the nose, at first, but with air, opened up for a truly beautiful taste, and a long finish. Again, brambly black fruits and coffee dominate. A slight plum flavor. Very smooth tannins, perfectly matched to the fruit, but not very much acid. Alcohol heat is not an issue, although you can just barely make out the warmth, tho very subtle. This wine is sooo smooth and delicious, and did I mention the 30 second finish? Fantastic! Love this wine.
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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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Learn About Piedmont

(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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