A year 1997 was not so long ago. However, for Rivetti family the whole epoch has gone from that year until our days. An epoch of creation and development of a family business under La Spinetta brand.
Coming back from Argentina, where father Rivetti once brought his family, Giuseppe and his wife Lidia decided to stay in Italy.
In those days, unpretentious sweet Muscat wines were made in Castagnole Lanze, where Rivetti family settled.
Having founded La Spinetta winery, meaning “mountain top”, Rivetti were going to make wines of the highest quality and succeeded in this. A lot of admirers of La Spinetta wines, Moscato Bricco Bricco Quaglia and Biancospino, have appeared quite soon.
Ranges of red wines Barbaresco, Nebbiolo, and Barolo were created in a while.
For their classic wines La Spinetta uses vines from old vineyards of local varieties: in Piedmont it is Barbera, Dolcetto, Moscato, and Nebbiolo, in Tuscany – Sangiovese and Colorino. Younger vines are used to make such La Spinetta wines like Barbera Ca di Pian, Langhe Nebbiolo and Il Nero di Casanova.
Apart from wine, La Spinetta also produces undeniably high class olive oil. To make an extra virgin olive oil from Piedmont they hand-pick the best olives and carefully deliver them to the factory.
Today, La Spinetta owns 165 hectares of vineyards, located in Piedmont and Tuscany. All three generations of a large Rivetti family – father, mother, three brothers, their wives and children, not only work in their wine business, but also live together in a huge family house at the top of a picturesque hill, surrounded by vineyards.
La Spinetta key to success is quite simple: proper care after vineyards almost excluding the use of chemicals, careful choice of grapes gathering dates, and upscale modern equipment. So, that is how La Spinetta is now among the leading wineries of Italy, well-known to wine lovers around the world.