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2005 La Spinetta/Giorgio Rivetti Barbaresco Vursu Vigneto Gallina
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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2007

(from 42-year-old vines in Barbaresco; all three of Rivetti's Barbarescos get the same vinification in rotofermenters and are aged in 100% new barriques Medium red. Enticing, perfumed aromas of rose petal, strawberry, raspberry and sexy oak spices. Lovely aromatic Barbaresco with a light touch for a wine from this producer. Suave, floral and spicy.

94 Points | Wine Spectator

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Italy, like France, offers a world of wine styles within a single country: dry Italian white wines ranging from lively and minerally to powerful and full-bodied; cheap and cheerful Italian red wines in both a cooler, northern style and a richer, warmer southern style; structured, powerful reds capable of long aging in bottle; sparkling wines; sweet wines and dessert wines.
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Nebbiolo based wines made outside the Langhe hills are often lost in the commotion over Barolo and Barbaresco. The provinces of Vercelli and Novarra in the northern reaches of the Piedmont area are home to wines like Carema, Ghemme, and Gattinara. The latter two wines are mostly Nebbiolo, which as traditionally been blended with...
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