La Spinetta Vursu Vigneto Gallina 2004
Elegance of the nebbiolo with scents of violets and aromas of currant and red raspberry. Complex, full bodied with solid tannins, yet round with unusual, sweeter sensations. Aged entirely in new, medium-toasted French oak for 20–22 months. Transfer to stainless steel vats for three months before bottling, aging in bottles for another 12 months. No filtration.
100% Nebbiolo. La Spinetta (meaning "top of the hill") has been owned and managed by the Rivetti family since 1977. In 1977 Giuseppe (nicknamed "Pin") Rivetti and his wife, Lidia, took up residence at La Spinetta in Castagnole Lanze, located in the heart of the area well-known for moscato d'Asti, a rather light and simple dessert wine at the time. The Rivetti's believed, however, that moscato had the potential for greatness and set out to prove it by producing the region's first single-vineyard moscato wines, Bricco Quaglia and Biancospino.