The Rivetti family story begins in the 1890s, when Giovanni Rivetti left Piedmont for Argentina. Like many Italians of that time, he dreamed of returning rich and a powerful man, perhaps even one day able to make a great wine in his homeland.
He never did, though his son - Giuseppe (nicknamed Pin)- did. Pin, who had been left behind by his father, bought vineyards and began to make wine. In 1977 the family took up residence at LA SPINETTA (top of the hill) in Castagnole Lanze. It was the heart of the Moscato d’Asti area in Piedmont, home of a rather light and simple dessert wine. But the Rivetti's believed that Moscato had the potential for greatness and set out to prove it by making Moscato Bricco Quaglia and Biancospino.
In 1985 LA SPINETTA made its first red wine, Barbera Cà di Pian. After this many great reds followed: In 1989 the Rivetti's dedicated their red blend "Pin" to their father. In 1995 they started to make their first Barbaresco, Gallina. In 1996 and 1997 the Barbarescos Starderi, Barbera d'Alba Gallina and Barbaresco Valeirano follow. In 1998 premiered the Barbera d'Asti Superiore.
In the 1980s La SPINETTA made history when Giorgio Rivetti started to innovate the ways in which the iconic Barolo is made. With friends that believed in transformative innovation, Rivetti made history, becoming part of the Barolo Boys. This group of friends, of which Rivetti was part, invented a new way of making Barolo, which is still important and innovative to this date.
In 2000 the Rivetti family acquired vineyards in Grinzane Cavour and built a state of the art cellar, Barolo Campè. Since 2003 visitors are welcomed to visit also Campè, outside the town, Grinzane Cavour.
In 2001 LA SPINETTA expanded over the borders of Piedmont and acquired 65 hectares of vineyards in Tuscany, between Pisa and Volterra to make three different 100% Sangiovese wines, as Sangiovese to La Spinetta, is the true ambassador of the Tuscan terrain.
À propos de La Spinetta
Année de lancement
Via Annunziata 17 - Castagnole Lanze (AT)
Giorgio Rivetti, Andrea Rivetti
Pourcentage de raisins achetés
Raisins uniquement de la propriété