La Spinetta Barbera d’Asti Ca di Pian 2018
La Spinetta Barbera d’Asti Ca di Pian 2018 from 8wines
Cellar for up to 7 years. No need to decant before serving. Giuseppe Rivetti founded La Spinetta in 1977, recognising the potential of the local terroir which at the time was best known for its cheap and cheerful Moscato d’Asti dessert wines. Over the decades Giuseppe and his son Giorgio have helped put the region on the map for quality Italian wines and they have also expanded into new terroirs in Barolo and Tuscany. The family’s Barbera d’Asti Ca di Pian was La Spinetta’s very first red wine which was first made by Giorgio in 1985. The fruit for this light and refreshing red is sourced from 25-30 year old vines which are planted on prime calcareous soils. Once in the winery the grapes are vinified in stainless steel tanks and then aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. Maraschino cherry, dried violets and ripe plum notes characterise the nose while the first sip reveals a medium body, smooth, well-rounded tannins and a pure finish packed with dark berry and subtle spice hints. Perfectly balanced and very easy to drink, this is a great red to serve with game, veal or even a generous platter of charcuterie and mature hard cheeses.
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