La Spinetta - with Giorgio Rivetti Owner of this Super Icon Producer From Tuscany and Piedmont (1)
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About the event
Great wines require solid ideals, hard work and most importantly dedication..
The Story behind this iconic and world renowned vineyard.. La Spinetta
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 reigns.
In 1977 the children, with the support of their parents, began the first production of their Moscatos, Bricco Quaglia and Biancospino. These would be some of the first single-cru Moscato to be produced in Italy.
With the success of their Moscato business, we decided to branch out and focus on red grapes. The first foray was in 1985 with Barbera Ca di Pian which we shall be tasting on the night.
In 1989 Pin was created. Through observation and collaboration with fellow producers, this wine was made with new winemaking ideas and with implementing the latest vineyard and cellar techniques. The plan was to make a wine with international appeal but also one that was deeply linked to the Piedmont territory.
The experience gained through the production of Pin proved to be a valuable tool as we approached Barbaresco. The 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.
In 1997, the Gallina Cru began producing the prestigious Barbera d’Alba, which still stands out for its unique characteristics provided by this incredible vineyard and terrain. 1998 was the year for the Barbera d’Asti Superiore Bionzo. A wine with immense structure and longevity, which is produced from century-old vines.
Driven by ambition and encouraged what they had created, they made the earnest 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 2001the family turned their focus towards Tuscany and created a new winery,
Casanova della Spinetta. We wanted the challenge of working in a different territory with different grape varieties. Although the trend was to work mainly with international grape varieties, we once again remained true to our respect for indigenous grape varietals, which in this case was Sangiovese.
With a deep passion for Champagne and the desire to put themselves back out there again, in 2011 they acquired the Contratto winery, a well-renowned and historic Piedmontese sparkling wine house.
At Contratto they maintained the traditional story of this winery with is riddling and classic method. New vineyards were immediately purchased and in like manner Contratto became without a doubt an important reference point within the Alta Langadenomination.
This will be an evening of some of the very best wines from italy, and real treat for all and one we hope you can join us on.
The Line Up -
2019 Vermentino Toscana
2017 Chardonnay Lidia
2016 Il Nero di Casanova IGT San Giovese di Toscana
2017 Barbera d'Asti Superiore DOCG, Cá di Pian
2015 Barbaresco Vigneto Starderi DOCG
2016 Barolo Campè DOCG
The Food for the Evening - We shall provide the following -
To Start -
Marinated Buratta Cheese, Wild Garlic Pesto, Courgettes and Toasted Pine nuts
Slow Cooked Shoulder of lamb, Roasted Herbed Potatoes, Shallots and New Season Peas, Lamb Sauce
Zoom link shall be sent to you prior to the tasting.
100 ml of each wine shall be delivered per person.
Full fact sheet with tasting notes and prices.
Local Delivery to your door safely on Friday between 9am and 5pm, please note this local delivery only, we currenty do not ship outside of our local area.
Please do recycle all packaging provided.
- Online Wine Tasting£65£650£0