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
40-50 year old vines, 6.5 hectares of vineyard with south exposure at 270m of altitude. Malolactic fermentation in oak, aged in new, medium toast French oak barrels for 20 – 22 months. Dense red colour, complex, explosive scent of fruit, sweet spices, liquorice and chocolate, thick and concentrated, dark berries, liquorice, exceptional balance of sweet tannins and acidity.
So earthy and decadent with foi gras, nut and dark fruit. Full body, round tannins and lots of juicy fruit. You just want to drink this. Drink or hold. 96 pts James Suckling
Origin: Piedmont / Italy