Giorgio Rivetti's magic touch with Moscato, Barbera and then Nebbiolo took the world by storm. He produces approachable yet age-worthy wines that capture the attention of wine critics and consumers year in and year out with their lushness, concentration, aromatics and length. From his recently-acquired Tuscan estate, Casanova della Spinetta, located in the hills south of Pisa in the heart of Tuscany where the vineyards enjoy the strong summer sun and the soft breezes wafting off the nearby Mediterranean Sea, come two cru Sangiovese wines from 40+-year-old vines. Both are 95% Sangiovese with 5% Colorino aged one year in French-oak barrels. Sezzana, first produced in 2000, is full-bodied, round and floral, while Sassontino is the more masculine of the two crus. It is brawny and muscular with rich dusty cherry, currant and leather notes. 2004 is a ripe and classic vintage for Tuscany - don't miss these limited Spinetta beauties!
La Spinetta Barbaresco Vigneto Gallina 2014
Dense red color. Bouquet of dark cherry, plum, spice, leather, smoke and licorice. Succulent dark cherries, cinnamon, anise, cedar and new leather meld together in an attractive Barbaresco. The firm tannins end with a sweeter and well balanced finish. more
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La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 2013
Color: Dense red.
Bouquet: Soaring aromatics, bright red stone fruit and huge beams of tannin dark cherries, plums and raspberry.
Taste: Classic bright red fruit notes typical of Starderi are matched by equally characteristic, imposing tannins that need time to soften. Linear, taut and pulsing with energy.
Pairings: Ideal with ... more
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La Spinetta Barbaresco Vigneto Gallina 2016
Attractive, sensual, balanced. A soft and persuasive Barbaresco. Velvety tannins and great body define this wine, that ends with a fruity finish and floral note.
Pair with risotto with porcini mushrooms, chicken cacciatore. more
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La Spinetta Barbaresco Valeirano 2006
Deep red color. Bouquet is complex and gently spiced, white truffle and herb aroma. Taste is well structured, fine tannins, austere with plenty of fruit, smoke and earth notes. Ideal with grilled food, sauced and elaborate red meat and wild game, or just to be enjoyed by itself. more
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La Spinetta Barolo Campè 2012
Color: Intense, vibrant ruby red.
Bouquet: Aromas of raspberry, mint, rose petal and sweet tobacco.
Taste: Beams of tannin give the 2012 much of its shape and overall energy, but it is the translucence of the fruit that is the most unique signature.
Ideal with grilled foods, sauced and elaborate ... more
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La Spinetta Barbaresco Valeirano 2011
Color: Dense red.
Bouquet: Pure cherry with a hint of sage.
Taste: Flavors of rose, cherry, sage, and eucalyptus mingle with liquorice and leather. The wine starts out supple, though firm tannins linger on the long, fruity finish.
Pairing: Ideal with grilled food, sauced and elaborate red meat and game. more
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La Spinetta Barbaresco Valeirano 2014
La Spinetta Valeirano vineyard Barbaresco comes from a 3 hectare vineyard Tresio. The vines are 45-51 years old and grow on calcareous soil at 450 meters above sea level, at a southern exposure. Harvest usually happens in the first or second week in October, after which time, the grapes are ... more
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La Spinetta Barbaresco Vigneto Gallina 2007
Color: Defined red.
Bouquet: Winey currant and black cherry fruit, laced with bittersweet cocoa and notes of dried thyme.
Taste: Focused and appealing for its layers of cherry and currant, tobacco and spice flavors. more
Save $38.00 (21%)
La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 2007
Pure plum and rose and a hint of spiced mint. Shows a density that lifts the plum and red fruit flavors. Finishes long with firm tannins, allowing the flavors to shine.
Ideal with grilled food, sauced and elaborate red meat and wild game. more
Save $70.06 (37%)
La Spinetta Barbaresco Valeirano 2013
Color: Dense red.
Bouquet: Sweet dark cherries, cinnamon, new leather and menthol.
Taste: Dominating red fruits, rough around the edges and a powerful finish more
Save $50.01 (29%)
All sizes are 750mL unless otherwise noted.
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