2009 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Barbera d'Asti Cà di Pian


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Community Tasting Notes 31

  • ksmith wrote: (90 points)

    September 30, 2014 - Dark purple, opaque in the glass. Nose of plum and ETOH. Palate repeats plums, cherry, licorice on the finish. Fine grained tannins. Even a hint of ripe strawberry. Nice accompaniment to paste (cheese ravioli) with plenty of acidity for the food and tomato sauce.

  • wynnewood500 Likes this wine:

    August 10, 2014 - Dark color, solid medium body, dark fruit balanced the tannins. Drinking very well.

  • Man in Black wrote:

    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.

  • karl_ek wrote:

    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.

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2013, Issue #171 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • 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
  • UPC Code 8022252219056

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 6 (1%)
  • In Cellars 223 (48%)
  • Consumed 236 (51%)

Food Pairing

lamm, fillet of beef, grillad fläskkarre, kalv, mature cheese, Nöt, Smakrika

Who Likes This Wine

95% Like It  21 votes