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 of the hill) in Castagnole Lanze. It was the heart of the Moscato d’Asti country, 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. From 1995 to 1998 they started to make their first Barbaresco Gallina, Barbarescos Starderi, Barbera d'Alba Gallina, Barbaresco Valeirano, and the Barbera d'Asti Superiore. In 2000 the family began making a Barolo and built a state of the art cellar, Barolo Campè.
In 2001 LA SPINETTA expanded over the borders of Piedmont and acquired 65 hectares of vineyards in Tuscany, between Pisa and Volterra to make three different 100% Sangiovese wines, as Sangiovese to us, is the true ambassador of the Tuscan terrain.
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Ruby red with purple reflections. The bouquet has beautiful and complex aromas of black currant, dried plums and Indian tea.
This is a complex, vibrant, focused wine has refreshing acidity and ripe fruit. Made with 100% Barbera.
Will age well for 10 to 15 years. A great pairing for all kinds... more
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Ruby red with purple reflections. The bouquet has beautiful and complex aromas of cassis, dried cherry and Indian tea. This is a complex, vibrant, focused wine with refreshing acidity and ripe fruit. Will age well for 10 to 15 years. A great pairing for all kinds of appetizers and soft cheeses. more
Il Nero di Casanova is intense ruby red in color and has scents of ripe berries, vanilla and coffee. It is full-bodied and densely rich, this magnificently structured Sangiovese is rounded with good grip and a fine finish. Ideal with grilled food, pasta and meat. more
Thie 2008 is dark red, with a juicy, luscious and complex core of raspberry, boysenberry and mulled currant fruit. A solid acidity with flavors of ripe dark fruit, completed by Nebbiolo length and elegance.
Pair with grilled and elaborate red meat and strong cheeses. more
The wine is dark red, with a
bouquet which is both luscious and complex, containing aromas of cassis and red cherry.
The taste has a gentle mint flavor, completed by typical Nebbiolo length and
Pair the wine with grilled and red meat or strong cheeses. more
Big blackberries and flowers on the nose. Long, complex flavors -dark berries and chocolate with a little bit of oak that transitions to a full, lasting, and slightly, pleasantly fruity finish. It's a perfect wine to break out for a meal to linger over in good company. more
Intense ruby red in color, with scents of wild flowers, raspberry and plum. It is full-bodied, elegant and refined, balancing mineral components.
Ideal with grilled food, pasta and meat. more
Big blackberries and flowers on the nose. Long, complex flavors -dark berries and chocolate with a little bit of oak that transitions to a full, lasting, and slightly, pleasantly fruity finish. It's a perfect wine to break out for a meal to linger over in good company.
Yellow with green reflections, full bodied, vibrant, fresh, delicately sweet, yet light; a wine that surprises by its remarkable freshness and brilliant fruit flavors. Traditionally served as a dessert wine, but also for aperitif, afternoon refreshment or with Sunday brunch. more
Color: dark red.
Bouquet: luscious and complex aromas of plum, red cherry and raspberry.
Taste: gentle mint flavor, silky texture and persistent finish, but very elegant.
Evolution: 25 years. more
Color: typical light red of Nebbiolo.
Bouquet: floral and fruity, roses, violet, raspberry and mint.
Taste: entices with bright red fruit, fine tannins and stunning elegance, a thoroughly enjoyable Barbaresco.
Evolution: 20 to 25 years.
Pairings: ideal with grilled food, sauced and... more