Wine La Spinetta, "Bricco Quaglia", Moscato d'Asti DOCG, 2017, 375 ml
Reviews of purchase La Spinetta, "Bricco Quaglia", Moscato d'Asti DOCG, 2017, 375 ml
The wine is characterized by a yellowish color with green reflections.
Taste wine - sweet, but surprisingly fresh, perfectly balanced, with notes of pear.
The aroma of wine - full-bodied and fresh, has a solid tones of green apples, pears, flowers and hints of spice.
Wine suitable as an aperitif, also goes well with cheeses, appetizers, desserts and fruits.
"Bricco Quaglia" - white sweet Italian wine from the region of Asti. The drink is made from Muscat grapes grown in the vineyard Bricco Quaglia total area of 18 hectares. The vines are planted at an altitude of 300 meters above sea level, in areas with a southern exposure and lime-sand soils. The average age of the vines is 31-36 years. The grapes for the 2013 vintage was launched in September. Fermentation took place in closed containers at a temperature of 15ºC and lasted one month. Excerpt lasted 2-3 months, bottling took place in January and February 2014.
Rivetti family history begins with the 1890s, when the father - Giovanni Rivetti - Piedmont left and moved to Argentina. Like many Italians of that time, he cherished the hope to get rich and return home rich and powerful man, and make wine at home. However, he failed to realize his dream, but he did it for his son Giuseppe, nicknamed Pin. When Ping married Lydia, they acquired vineyards and began to engage in winemaking. In 1977, the family of the newlyweds settled in Spinetta (at the top of the hill) in Castagnole Lanze. It is in the heart of Moscato, which is traditionally made quite easy and simple dessert wine. But the couple Rivetti felt that Moscato has great potential and you can produce great wines - to prove they have created Moscato Bricco Quaglia and Biancospino.
And that was only the beginning of future victories in the field of wine-making company La Spinetta (the phrase "La Spinetta" means "top of the hill"). Soon came the first red wine company - Barbera Cà di Pian, that was the beginning of the creation of the great red wines, which began to follow one after the other. 1989 saw the creation of red blend, created in honor of his father Rivetti, and in 1995 they started to make their first Barbaresco Gallina. 1996 and 1997 saw the release of Barbarescos Starderi, Barbera d'Alba Gallina and Barbaresco Valeirano. And in 1998 debuted wine Barbera d'Asti Superiore.
In 2000, the company acquired vineyards in Grinzane Cavour and built a modern cellar. In 2001, ownership of La Spinetta expanded and moved beyond Piedmont, in connection with the acquisition of 65 hectares of vineyards in Tuscany, between Pisa and Volterra. These territories were purchased in order to produce wines made from 100% Sangiovese. In 2003, opened a second winery, and in 2007, when the company celebrated its thirtieth anniversary, opened the third winery!
Chief winemaker Giorgio Rivetti is, it helps Andrea Rivetti, Stefano Mazzetta and Mirko Bessie. 2008 was marked by the opening of the tasting room at Castagnole Lanze, construction of new office buildings and the emergence of climate control in the warehouse. And in 2009, helping in the vineyard workers were unusual - two horses that are needed for plowing on special Cru vineyards. Number of employees - 65, and 55 of them work directly in the vineyards. In 2010, they released their first Tuscan white wine: Toscana Vermentino 2009, and in the same year took further steps to implement the biodynamic system work in the vineyards. The total area of vineyards of the estate today is 165 hectares (100 hectares in Piedmont and 65 hectares in Tuscany). The average annual production of about 650,000 bottles per year (450,000 in Piedmont and Tuscany 200.000). The wines are exported to the United States (45%), Central Europe (30%), Eastern Europe (2%), Asia (10%), Scandinavia (5%) and Russia (8%).