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2009 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Barbera d'Asti Cà di Pian
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Community Tasting Notes 30
August 10, 2014 - Dark color, solid medium body, dark fruit balanced the tannins. Drinking very well.
August 3, 2014 - The wine is clear and bright with a deep garnet colour and presence of dense slow-falling legs. The nose is clean and developing, showing medium+ intensity aromas of ripe dark plums, sour cherries, lavender, liquorice, vanilla and cedar. The wine is dry in the mouth with a medium+ acidity. It has medium+ fine-grained tannins and a high warm alcohol. It has a medium body and medium+ intensity flavours of dark plums, sour cherries, lavender, liquorice and cedar. The finish is medium+.
It is a very good quality wine with a nice fruit concentration well-balanced by the refreshing acidity, a decent finish and a moderate degree of complexity provided by floral and oaky notes. However it could be even more complex. Can drink now, but it has enough acidity, tannins and fruit concentration to develop more complex tertiary aromas in the next 3-5 years.
Dan & Krista Stockman Likes this wine: (90 points)
August 1, 2014 - Powerful - needed aeration just to smooth it out a little. The wine could easily last a couple more years, and probably benefit from it, but the cork didn't look like it would go the distance. Great with spicy Italian pasta.
July 26, 2014 - Medium ruby color.
Classic Barbera-nose with dark cherry, sage, licorice, raspberries, violets and some coffee beans. Medium+ intensity of aromas and the nose is developing.
Dry, full-bodied on the palate with med+ acidity, tannin and alcohol. I get flavors of dark cherry, violets, dark chocolate and fresh herbs. Finish is medium with medium intensity of flavors.
Very typical Barbera and surprisingly light on the oak for being one of Spinettas wines. Drinking ok today but I would give it more time for the tannins to settles down and get some dirty/leathery aromas. Perfect for rich dishes from the Italian kitchen.
June 24, 2014 - Lots of herbs and cherry fruit on the nose and it sees new wood although I don't get that quite yet on the nose. I guess that is buried in the cherry fruit of the nose. Palate is vibrant and jumpy, lots of drive on the back end. Big, yet also moves it along and is thirst quenching.
Pro Reviews 1
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
By Stephen Tanzer
November/December 2013, Issue #171 (link)
(La Spinetta/Giorgio Rivetti Barbera d'Asti Ca' di Pian) Subscribe to see review text.
- Vintage 2009
- Type Red
- Producer La Spinetta (Rivetti)
- Varietal Barbera
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard Cà di Pian
- Country Italy
- Region Piedmont
- SubRegion Asti
- Appellation Barbera d'Asti
- Pending Delivery 6 (1%)
- In Cellars 226 (51%)
- Consumed 207 (47%)