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Exclusive Tasting with Giorgio Rivetti, Owner & Winemaker of La Spinetta
Exclusive Tasting with Giorgio Rivetti, Owner & Winemaker of La Spinetta

Ticket Price: $95.00

Product Code: EVENT-1021RIVETTI


Exclusive Seminar with Giorgio Rivetti
Sign up now for this exclusive opportunity to taste Limited and Rare Older Vintage, Single-Vineyard Barbaresco and Barolo, with the world-famous Giorgio Rivetti. Here is just a sampling of what reviewers have had to say about La Spinetta and its incredible winemaker:

  • “One of Italy’s most fashionable winemakers/proprietors, Giorgio Rivetti displays a masterful touch whether he is making Barbera, Moscato d’Asti, or his proprietary red wine Pin.” - Robert Parker, Jr.
  • “Giorgio Rivetti, owner and winemaker of La Spinetta in Barbaresco, has become one of the leading forces in Piedmont. He’s making exciting ripe, fruit-forward Nebbiolos that would give many highly rated New World wines a run for their money. Now he’s making waves in Barolo….Rivetti is first and foremost a winemaker—one of the best and most innovative winemakers in Piedmont today. But he is also in tune with today’s consumer, whom he believes shares his preference for wines that are more approachable on release.” - Wine Spectator

About Giorgio Rivetti:

Giorgio Rivetti’s magic touch with Moscato, Barbera, Nebbiolo and, more recently, Sangiovese, Colorino, Vermentino and Sangiovese Rosé has taken the wine world by storm. He produces approachable yet age-worthy wines that command the attention of wine critics and consumers alike, year-in and year-out; their lushness, concentration, aromatics and length are unrivaled. Giorgio’s speedy ascent from Moscato producer in the 1970’s to venerated Barbaresco and Barolo vigneron today is studded with success, as can be seen in his consistent scores. Below is an example taken from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate on a single wine:


La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina Vürsù



La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina Vürsù



La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina Vürsù



La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina Vürsù



La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina Vürsù



La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina Vürsù


In addition to the wines of La Spinetta, Giorgio Rivetti and his son Andrea have recently taken ownership of the beautiful and historic Contratto estate, where they produce both sparkling wines and a line of spirits. Giuseppe Contratto founded Contratto in 1867, and the estate remained in the family’s hands for 126 years. Today, Contratto, a UNESCO World Heritage site, produces traditional method sparkling wine.

The tasting will consist of two flights of six wines each, and offers an incredible both vertical and horizontal look at some of La Spinetta's finest vineyards. The flights will be complemented by featuring the Contratto sparkling wine as a palate cleanser.Here are the wines being tasted:

Vignetta Gallina Barbaresco 2006 - WS 93 / RP 91 / ST 90+
Vignetta Gallina Barbaresco 2007 - AG 93 / WS 92
Vignetta Gallina Barbaresco 2013 - AG 94 / ST 93 / WS 93
Vignetta Starderi Barbaresco 2006 - RP 93 / ST 93 / WS 93
Vignetta Starderi Barbaresco 2007 - AG 94 / WS 93
Vignetta Starderi Barbaresco 2013 - AG 94+
Vignetta Valeirano Barbaresco 2006 - RP 91 / ST 91
Vignetta Valeirano Barbaresco 2007 - WS 94 / AG 91
Vignetta Valeirano Barbaresco 2013 - AG 93+
Campe Barolo 2006 - RP 93 / ST 91+
Campe Barolo 2007 - RP 95 / ST 94+ / WS 91
Campe Barolo 2013 - JS 96 / RP 95 / AG 94+ / WS 94


Sunday, October 21st, 2018

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Elk's Club

4249 El Camino

Palo Alto, CA 94306

(650) 493-4249


$95 per person

Includes a $95 credit towards the purchase of any La Spinetta wine from the tasting.

*Ticket price is fully refundable if cancelled 72-hours prior to the event.

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