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The winery is located in the municipality of Castagnole delle Lanze (province of Asti) in the Italian region of Piedmont. The name means "top of the hill" and refers to the position of the first cellar in Castagnole Lanze. The farm was founded in 1977 by Giuseppe and Lidia Rivetti and is now owned by three brothers: Carlo, Bruno and Giorgio Rivetti. Giorgio is responsible for the vinification and is considered one of the great innovators in Piedmont. In the beginning, almost exclusively Moscato d'Asti was produced, the first red wine called "Barbera Cà di Pian" was only produced in 1985.

In 2000, eight hectares of vineyards were purchased in Grinzane Cavour in the Barolo area and a wine cellar was built there. One year later, vineyards were purchased in Tuscany. There are three wineries, namely "La Spinetta" and (for Barolo) "La Spinetta Campè" in Piedmont and "La Spinetta Casanova" in Terricciola in Tuscany. The vineyards now cover a total of 165 hectares, 100 in Piedmont and 65 in Tuscany. The main varieties are Nebbiolo, Barbera, Sangiovese (in Tuscany), Sauvignon Blanc, Moscato and Chardonnay. There are constantly more than 60 workers employed, and at the time of the grape harvest there are many more.

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