2017 La Spinetta Sangiovese

Tuscany, Italy

A velvety and full-bodied Italian Sangiovese at a budget price


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Categories: World of Wine

About the Wine

The La Spinetta Sangiovese is a great introduction to Sangiovese from Tuscany. It has a vivid ruby colour and an intense nose of violets, red fruits and spice, with great balance between the acid and tannin, with the oak staying mostly in the background due to the use of old barrels during maturation.

As it now has a few years behind it, the wine has developed some bottle-age characters such as leather, smoke and chocolate. While it's drinking really well now, it could also be cellared for a few more years. Naturally, this would be a great wine for any kind of tomato-based pasta dish or with pizza.

About La Spinetta

Founded in 1977 and now run by the 2nd generation Giorgio Rivetti, La Spinetta, unlike many traditional estates was not handed down through the generation, rather it was a slow and thoughtful expansion based on a considered approach to finding the best sites to produce wines.

All their vineyards have a south, south-east or south-west exposure maximising summer sunshine, while also having some age to them.

Giorgio takes a modern approach in the winery, while at the same focusing on traditional vineyard management; year-round care, low yields, and absolutely no chemical inputs.

La Spinetta vineyard
La Spinetta vineyard
Piemonte, Italy
Additional Info

From the Producer

This wine comes from Tuscany’s Toscana Sangiovese IGT. It’s 100% Sangiovese from vineyards within the Terricciola municipality and Sezzana site in Casciana Terme. The vines sit at around 250 metres above sea level and have an average age of more than 20 years. Terricciola has sandy soils of marine origin, and is rich with ocean sediments. Casciana Terme has rocky soil, strongly characterised by travertine.

Fermentation and maceration take place in temperature-controlled stainless steel over 14-15 days, followed by malolactic fermentation in used (2nd and 3rd use) French oak barrels, for 12 months. The wine is rested in bottle for another three months prior to release. Intense ruby in colour, it has elegant notes of wild violets, ripe red fruits and cinnamon. It’s decisive and well-structured on the palate, with notes of white pepper and graphite.

Blend : Sangiovese (100%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

A winemaker with conviction
A winemaker with conviction
Giorgio Rivetti

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