Wine La Spinetta, Barbera d'Alba "Gallina", 2011
The wine has a strong red color with a ruby hue.
The wine is excellent, well-balanced, mature taste with a pleasant acidity.
The aroma of wine - very mature, but lightweight, bright and rich tones of blackberry, raspberry and wild cherry fruit black.
Especially wine goes well with poultry, red meats, cheeses of all kinds.
Barbera d'Alba "Gallina", 2010 - red wine, produced by La Spinetta since 1996. Wine made from Barbera grapes grown in the area of 9 hectares at an altitude of 270 meters above sea level. The average age of the vines is 38 years. 2010 harvest began to gather closer to the end of September. The process of harvesting also covered the beginning of October. After harvesting berries were exposed to fermentation under controlled temperature for 6-7 days. This was followed by malolactic fermentation in oak barrels. Then the wine was couched in French oak barrels for 16-18 months. Another 6 months wine held in stainless steel tanks and 3 months - bottled after bottling. Release "Gallina" 2010 the later of 26 months after the start of the harvest.
Rivetti family history begins with the 1890s, when the father - Giovanni Rivetti - Piedmont left and moved to Argentina. Like many Italians of that time, he cherished the hope to get rich and return home rich and powerful man, and make wine at home. However, he failed to realize his dream, but he did it for his son Giuseppe, nicknamed Pin. When Ping married Lydia, they acquired vineyards and began to engage in winemaking. In 1977, the family of the newlyweds settled in Spinetta (at the top of the hill) in Castagnole Lanze. It is in the heart of Moscato, which is traditionally made quite easy and simple dessert wine. But the couple Rivetti felt that Moscato has great potential and you can produce great wines - to prove they have created Moscato Bricco Quaglia and Biancospino.
And that was only the beginning of future victories in the field of wine-making company La Spinetta (the phrase "La Spinetta" means "top of the hill"). Soon came the first red wine company - Barbera Cà di Pian, that was the beginning of the creation of the great red wines, which began to follow one after the other. 1989 saw the creation of red blend, created in honor of his father Rivetti, and in 1995 they started to make their first Barbaresco Gallina. 1996 and 1997 saw the release of Barbarescos Starderi, Barbera d'Alba Gallina and Barbaresco Valeirano. And in 1998 debuted wine Barbera d'Asti Superiore.
In 2000, the company acquired vineyards in Grinzane Cavour and built a modern cellar. In 2001, ownership of La Spinetta expanded and moved beyond Piedmont, in connection with the acquisition of 65 hectares of vineyards in Tuscany, between Pisa and Volterra. These territories were purchased in order to produce wines made from 100% Sangiovese. In 2003, opened a second winery, and in 2007, when the company celebrated its thirtieth anniversary, opened the third winery!
Chief winemaker Giorgio Rivetti is, it helps Andrea Rivetti, Stefano Mazzetta and Mirko Bessie. 2008 was marked by the opening of the tasting room at Castagnole Lanze, construction of new office buildings and the advent of climate control in the warehouse. And in 2009, helping in the vineyard workers were unusual - two horses that are needed for plowing on special Cru vineyards. Number of employees - 65, and 55 of them work directly in the vineyards. In 2010, they released their first Tuscan white wine: Toscana Vermentino 2009, and in the same year took further steps to implement the biodynamic system work in the vineyards. The total area of vineyards of the estate today is 165 hectares (100 hectares in Piedmont and 65 hectares in Tuscany). The average annual production of about 650,000 bottles per year (450,000 in Piedmont and Tuscany 200.000). The wines are exported to the United States (45%), Central Europe (30%), Eastern Europe (2%), Asia (10%), Scandinavia (5%) and Russia (8%).