La Spinetta Il Rose di Casanova 2015 - $26.95/bottle
The nose is beguiling, it is very difficult to nail the aromas down. The flavours in the mouth run from anise, white pepper, white flowers, liquorice and fresh fruit. Completely dry and savoury, this is one of the best Rose’s we’ve tasted In a long time.
La Spinetta Barbera D’Asti Ca di Pian 2012 - $36.95/bottle
Rated 91, James Suckling
Extremely perfumed with violet and blackberry aromas. Full body with firm, silky tannins and an attractive acid-fruit balance on the finish that titillates your palate.
La Spinetta Langhe Nebbiolo 2013 - $37.95/bottle
100% Nebbiolo from the Starderi cru in Neive. The vines grow at 270m altitude on calcareous soils with a southern exposure, and are between 19 and 22 years old. The vineyard is managed sustainably, with no use of herbicides or pesticides. It undergoes alcoholic fermentation for 7-8 days in temperature controlled roto-fermenters followed by malolactic fermentation in oak. It spends 12 months in medium toast, used French oak barrels and is later transferred to stainless steel vats for two months. After bottling, it is aged for another 12 months in glass. It is not fined or filtered. It has aromas of dried rose petals and plum and blueberry fruit. It's full-bodied, rich and chewy with dusty tannins and a juicy yet elegant finish. This is a great way to enjoy the Terroir of Piedmont and the top draw Winemaking of the legendary Giorgio Rivetti.