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The History and Significance of La Spinetta

In the early 1960s, Giuseppe Rivetti, known as 'Pin', and his wife, Lidia, were dedicated farmers with a profound appreciation for tradition and a curious interest in the future. Their unwavering humility, respect, and ambition became the foundation of La Spinetta's philosophy, shaping its journey through the years.

A Legacy Embraced by the Next Generation

As time passed, Carlo, Bruno, Giorgio, and Giovanna, the children of Pin and Lidia, assumed the reins of the winery. They diligently carried forward their parents' teachings, fostering immense respect for the territory, indigenous vines, and the land of Piedmont.

The Pioneers of Single-Cru Moscato

In 1977, supported by their parents, the children embarked on their first production of Moscatos—Bricco Quaglia and Biancospino. These extraordinary wines were among the first single-cru Moscatos to emerge from Italy, capturing the essence of their terroir.

Expanding into the World of Red Grapes

Encouraged by the success of their Moscato business, La Spinetta ventured into the realm of red grapes. In 1985, they introduced Barbera Ca di Pian, followed by the creation of Pin in 1989. Collaborating with fellow producers, they incorporated new winemaking ideas and the latest vineyard and cellar techniques, aiming to craft a wine with international appeal while deeply rooted in the Piedmont territory.

The Artistry of Barbaresco and Barbera d'Alba

Building on their experiences with Pin, La Spinetta turned their attention to Barbaresco. In 1995, they crafted their first Barbaresco, Gallina, followed by Starderi in 1996 and Valeirano in 1997. While these three Barbarescos shared the same winemaking approach, they beautifully showcased the distinctive characteristics of each vineyard. In 1997, the esteemed Barbera d'Alba emerged from the Gallina Cru, offering a unique expression thanks to the exceptional vineyard and terrain. In 1998, the Barbera d'Asti Superiore Bionzo was introduced, a wine known for its immense structure and longevity, originating from century-old vines.

Exploring New Horizons: Grinzane Cavour and Tuscany

Fueled by ambition and the desire to embrace new challenges, La Spinetta acquired vineyards in Grinzane Cavour, recognizing their vast potential. These vineyards produced wines that harmoniously blended the most prestigious and distinctive Barolo characteristics. In 2001, the winery expanded into Tuscany, establishing Casanova della Spinetta. Embracing a different territory and grape varieties, they remained loyal to their respect for indigenous grape varietals, particularly Sangiovese.

Reviving the Legacy of Contratto and the Pursuit of Timorasso

In 2011, driven by a deep passion for Champagne, La Spinetta acquired the historic Contratto winery, renowned for its Piedmontese sparkling wines. Preserving its traditional story, including the riddling and classic method, they wasted no time in acquiring new vineyards, solidifying Contratto's status as a significant reference point within the Alta Langa denomination. Continuing their journey, La Spinetta's latest venture began in 2018 with the acquisition of hectares in the hills of Tortona, Piedmont, dedicated to the production of Timorasso. They wholeheartedly believe in the enormous potential of this unique white grape, confident that it can rival the finest white wines from around the world.

Experience the Extraordinary with La Spinetta

With a rich history spanning decades, La Spinetta stands as a testament to passion, dedication, and a profound connection to the land. Explore their exceptional wines and experience the remarkable journey that has made La Spinetta a renowned name in the world of winemaking.

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