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Here is a playback of our exclusive tasting of wines from La Spinetta hosted by special guests, Giorgio Rivetti, Owner and Winemaker. Check out the featured wines below (while supplies last, quantities limited) and register for your free viewers' seat!

About La Spinetta

"Great wines require solid ideals, hard work and most importantly dedication."

In the beginning of the 1960s, Giuseppe Rivetti, nicknamed ‘Pin’, and his wife, Lidia, were both expert and dedicated farmers with enormous appreciation and knowledge for tradition while keeping a curious interest in the future. They exemplified humility, respect, as well as ambition. These are the values that still define the philosophy of La Spinetta. In due course their children Carlo, Bruno, Giorgio, and Giovanna took over the winery reins.

Our first Barbaresco, Gallina was created in 1995, it was followed by Starderi in 1996 and finally Valeirano in 1997. The three Barbarescos are each made exactly the same in the cellar. The wines highlight the unique differences to each individual vineyard. Driven by ambition and encouraged by what we have created, we made the decision to acquire a few hectares of vineyards in Grinzane Cavour. Giorgio Rivetti foresaw the vast potential of the vineyard. Grinzane Cavour produced wines that brought together the most prestigious and distinctive Barolo characteristics all combined in one. In 2001 we turned our focus towards Tuscany and created a new winery, Casanova della Spinetta.

Our latest adventure began in 2018 by acquiring some hectares within the hills of Tortona, Piedmont, which are destined for the production of Timorasso. We wholeheartedly believe in the enormous potential of this unique white grape. We are confident that this incredible indigenous Piedmontese grape can be measured up against the finest white wines around the world.

Featured Wines:

La Spinetta Sezzana 2007
La Spinetta Barbaresco (Riserva) Vursu Starderi 2018
La Spinetta Barolo Vursu Vigneto Campe 2015
La Spinetta Barbaresco Vursu Valeirano 2015
Contratto Metodo Classico Pas Dose For England 2015

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