Wine La Spinetta, Barbera d'Alba "Gallina", 2008
Wine, ruby-red color.
The wine has a very rich, and at the same time feminine flavor with a pronounced acidity.
Intense, rich flavor of wine is revealed bright notes of blackberry, raspberry and black cherry.
Especially wine goes well with poultry, red meats, cheeses of all kinds.
Wine Barbera d'Alba "Gallina", first released in 1996, made from Barbera grapes grown in vineyards Starderi and Neive, located at an altitude of 270 meters above sea level. The grapes were harvested in late September-early October with a 37-year-old vines. Then the berries after a careful selection process were subjected to fermentation for 6-7 days at a controlled temperature, followed by malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels. Excerpt young wine was carried out in several stages: first, it is aged in French oak barrels for 16-18 months and then in stainless steel vats for 6 months and 3 months in bottles in the cellar of the winery. Wine is not filtered and brightens. Barbera d'Alba "Gallina" has an excellent storage potential - about 25 years. The annual production capacity - 10 thousand. Bottles, representing 3% of the total wine production facilities.
La Spinetta winery founded in 1977 by Giuseppe and Lidia Rivetti, but it was created deeper roots associated with Rivetti family. Grandfather of today's owners - Giovanni Rivetti - in severe for Italy 1890 was forced to leave home. He was in Argentina, where he hoped to get rich, to return home and buy a winery. Unfortunately, he was not destined to return to Piedmont and become a winemaker ... the son and grandson to fulfill his dream.
Rivetti family vineyard area of 165 hectares, of which 100 hectares are located directly in Piedmont, and the recently acquired 65 hectares in Tuscany. The name of La Spinetta ("top of the hill") is given by the name of the town where in 1977 Rivetti family built its very first winery.
The basic principle of the winery La Spinetta - the manufacture of wine are only local grape varieties: "Piedmont is famous red grape varieties, including Barbera, Dolcetto, Moscato and Nebbiolo. Our wines - are typical of the Piedmont, reflecting the nature of the land on which the vines. Our philosophy - a return to our historical roots, to our land, away from the globalization of taste. "
Manor La Spinetta - one of the best wineries in Italy, as evidenced by the evaluation and award-known wine critics and experts. Thus, the wine sector is constantly awarded the prestigious "Tre Bicchieri" by Gambero Rosso, and in 2001 La Spinetta awarded the title of "Winery of the Year".