The work at La Spinetta is dedicated to the vineyards, which we treat with the utmost care, attention and respect, especially in regards to agronomy and production quantities. By using no or the least possible amount of chemicals and by keeping our production relatively small (only 17-20 hl (1.7 -2 tons) per hectare), we put 90% of our effort into our vineyards. We are aware that the vineyards have long existed before La Spinetta has begun to make wine and they will survive us.
Not having inherited our land through generations of winemakers, our vineyards were carefully selected. All of our vineyards have south, south-east or south-west exposure and the vines are mostly of old age (35-65 years). Only vines of substantial age are able to give mineralogy, longevity, complexity and terrain character to the wine. Vines of younger age, we only use to make three wines: Barbera Cà di Pian, Langhe Nebbiolo and Il Nero di Casanova.
Piedmont is famous for its red grapes such as Barbera, Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and the white variety Moscato, that have a long history and are indigenous to our region. We prefer to make wines that are typical of Piedmont, typical for the terrain they grow on, reflecting a taste unquestionably identifiable with the land they originate from.
Our philosophy is to take one step back, away from a globalization of character and taste, back to the roots and the history of our land. Our grapes are Barbera, Nebbiolo, Moscato in Piedmont and Sangiovese, Colorino and Vermentino at our Tuscan Estate.