Fast Facts

The properties:

LA SPINETTA Castagnole Lanze, Piedmont - since 1977
LA SPINETTA Campè Grinzane Cavour, Piedmont - since 2000
LA SPINETTA Casanova Terricciola, Tuscany - since 2001
CONTRATTO Canelli, Piedmont - since 2011

The wines:

Barolo Campè (20,000 bottles), Garretti (8,000 bottles)
Barbaresco Valeirano (7,000 bottles), Gallina (11,500 bottles) Starderi (15,500 bottles) Barbaresco Bordini (13,000 bottles)
Barbera Bionzo (26,000 bottles), Gallina (10,000 bottles), Cà di Pian (80,000 bottles)
Blend Pin 65% Nebbiolo, 35% Barbera (53,000 bottles)
Nebbiolo Langhe Nebbiolo (36,000 bottles)
Chardonnay Lidia (3,000 bottles)
Sauvignon Blanc Langhe Bianco (3,000 bottles)
Moscato Bricco Quaglia (110,000 bottles), Biancospino (100,000 bottles)
Sangiovese/Colorino Il Nero di Casanova (160,000 bottles), Il Colorino di Casanova (15,000 bottles), Il Gentile di Casanova (15,000 bottles), Sezzana (10,000 bottles) and Sassontino (10,000 bottles), Chianti Riserva (30,000 bottles)
Vermentino Vermentino (32,000 bottles)
Rose Il Rose di Casanova (25,000 bottles)
Moscato Passito Oro (4,000 half bottles)

The production:

Approximately 650,000 bottles per year (450,000 in Piedmont and 200,000 in Tuscany)
30% Moscato d'Asti
24% Sangiovese
22% Barbera d'Asti and Barbera d'Alba
10% Pin and Langhe Nebbiolo
8% Barbaresco
4% Barolo
2% Chardonnay/Sauvignon

The vineyards:

A total of 165 hectares (407 acres) of estate vineyards: 100 hectares (247 acres) in Piedmont and 65 hectares (160 acres) in Tuscany

The average production quantity is 18-20 hl per hectare (about 1.3-1.5 tons/acre) for the top wines (Barolo, Barbaresco, Pin, Barbera Gallina and Bionzo), 20-25 hl per hectare (1.5-1.85 tons/acre) for the other reds (Barbera Ca di Pian, Langhe Nebbiolo, Chianti, Colorino and Prugnolo Gentile) and 30-35 hl per hectare (2.2-2.6 tons/acre) for Moscato, Il Nero di Casanova, Il Rose di Casanova and Vermentino.

The winemakers:

Head winemaker: Giorgio Rivetti
Additional winemakers: Andrea Rivetti, Stefano Mazzetta and Mirko Bessi

The employees:

65 full time employees, 55 of which are vineyard workers

The owners:

Carlo, Bruno and Giorgio Rivetti

The name:

LA SPINETTA means "top of the hill" and refers to the location of the first cellar in Castagnole Lanze


1977 by Giuseppe and Lidia Rivetti

The export market:

45% USA
10% Asia
30% Central Europe
2% East Europe
5% Scandinavia
8% Russia

LA SPINETTA S.S. / Via Annunziata 17 / 14054 Castagnole Lanze / Tel: 0141 877396 /