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Vines Nebbiolo ( %)

Color: Ruby red with garnet reflections.
Smell: The nose is elegant and intense with notes of small red fruits, dried flowers and undergrowth.
Taste: On the palate it expresses power and richness of aromas. Fresh and tasty, full-bodied and silky tannins. Persistence
Food pairing: Perfect for red meats, game, mushroom and truffle dishes, and still aged cheeses.

Production area: Starderi vineyard, area of ​​the municipality of Neive, Barbaresco.
Average altitude: 270 m a.s.l.
Exposure: South.
Surface: 15 ha.
Soil: Calcareous.
Average age of the vines: 23-26 years.
Breeding system: Guyot.
Harvest: First half of October.
Vinification: Alcoholic fermentation for 7-8 days in rotofermenters with temperature control, malolactic fermentation in barriques
Aging: In medium-roasted French oak barriques for 12 months for 12 months the wine is transferred to steel tanks where it remains for 2 months before bottling.
Additional 12 months in bottle. No filtration or clarification.
Total acidity: 5.6%.
Sugar residue: 0.
pH: 3.6.

La Spinetta

The history of the Rivetti family began in 1890, when Giovanni Rivetti, the grandfather of the three brothers Carlo, Bruno and Giorgio, left Piedmont to emigrate to Argentina. Like most Italians of that time, his dream is to find luck and then return to his homeland to become a great wine producer. Unfortunately he cannot, but his son Giuseppe (nicknamed Pin), who marries Lidia, buys vineyards and starts producing wine, is making his dream come true. In 1977 the family went to live at La Spinetta (top of the hill) in Castagnole Lanze, a typical area of ​​Moscato d'Asti, a simple and light wine to be enjoyed with desserts. The Rivetti, convinced of the great potential of Moscato, begin to produce Moscato Bricco Quaglia and Moscato Biancospino. The family has far more ambitious goals; in 1985 La Spinetta began producing its first red wine, Barbera Ca 'di Pian, followed by other great reds in the following years. In 1989 the three Rivetti brothers dedicated the Pin assembly to their father. In 1995 the first Barbaresco, Gallina was born, in 1996 followed by Barbaresco Starderi and Barbera d'Alba Gallina. In the following years, 1997, the Barbaresco Valeirano and in 1998 Barbera d'Asti Superiore was born. In 2000 the family began producing the much sought after Barolo Campè. The Rivetti buy vineyards in Grinzane Cavour and build a highly modern and technological winery, La Spinetta Campè. In 2001 the company expands beyond the borders of Piedmont and purchases 65 hectares of vineyards in Tuscany, in the area between Pisa and Volterra. Here three different 100% Sangiovese wines are produced, the Tuscan wine par excellence and authentic ambassador of that land. The vineyards are treated with extreme care, attention and in compliance with agronomic techniques and production. In fact, the use of chemical products is limited as much as possible and the aim is to keep production low (17-20 hl, about 30 qt. Per hectare). The vineyards already existed long before La Spinetta started producing wine and will continue to exist even after us: a good reason to treat them according to nature. The fact of not having received the land as an inheritance from generations of wine producers has allowed us to buy the vineyards following a careful selection. All enjoy an optimal position, with exposure to the south, south-east and south-west and most have an average age ranging from 35 to 65 years. Only with strains of this age is it possible to produce a wine of exceptional compactness and complexity, in which it is possible to find all the characteristics of the soil on which it grows. They use grapes produced from young vineyards exclusively for the production of our Barbera Cà di Pian, Langhe Nebbiolo and Nero di Casanova.

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