La Spinetta Pin


La Spinetta Pin

  • Denomination: Monferrato Rosso DOC

  • Grape variety: 65% Nebbiolo and 35% Barbera d’Asti Bionzo, blend named in honor of Giuseppe (“Pin”) Rivetti

  • Alcohol content: 14% by vol.

  • Average production: 15,000 bottles per year

  • Average yield per ha: 2,500 bottles

  • Name/location: Castagnole Lanze, Neive, Barbaresco

  • Farming: sustainable, no use of pesticides or herbicides

  • Time of harvest: Barbera is harvested middle to end of September, Nebbiolo beginning to middle of October

  • Winemaking process: separate fermentation for each grape variety – 7-8 days in temperature-controlled rotofermenters; malolactic fermentation in French oak 16-18 months in new, medium toast French oak barrels the two wines are blended and transferred to stainless steel vats for 2 months before bottling; aging in bottle for an additional 15 months no filtration, no clarifying