Why is there a little La Spinetta rhino on the upper backlabel of the Contratto bottle?
In June 2011 Giorgio Rivetti of La Spinetta and his family acquired the Contratto winery, a jewel of a cellar in the heart of old town Canelli. The Rivettis always have had a strong love for Champagne and "Bollicine Piemontesi" were missing in the gamut of La Spinetta's wine portfolio. In particular, Andrea Rivetti, Giorgio Rivetti's son, had already for many years been making a small production of metodo classico wines at La Spinetta. They were Chardonay based sparklers and produced to his friend's and family's delight. The love of Champagne and the desire and ambition to preserve and to continue a 140 year tradition of making Italian sparkling wines in Canelli, made the Rivetti family take over the Contratto winery.
With the same passion for wine making and dedication to quality, which La Spinetta has had since 1977, producing wines in Asti, Barbaresco and Barolo area as well as in Tuscany, the Rivettis now aim to make top sparkling wines at Contratto.
As it is a short 20 minute drive from Castagnole Lanze to Canelli, visitors are encouraged to visit both cellars, La Spinetta in Castagnole Lanze and Contratto in Canelli.
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