Wine Details

La Spinetta Il Gentile di Casanova Toscana IGT

Prugnolo Gentile is a Sangiovese clone from the Montepulciano, receiving particular attention from Giorgio Rivetti at La Spinetta estate in Tuscany. The wine opens with raw, genuine aromas of black fruit, spice, liquorice and menthol, offering heft and power, but also good acidity and ripe silky tannins. Pretty and elegant in the mouth, the Gentile presents an authentic taste of Tuscany.



La Spinetta Tuscany


Toscana Rosso IGT


100% Prugnolo Gentile

Number of bottles produced:

6,000 bottles

Production area:

60% Casanova, Terriciola, 40% Sezzana, Casciana Terme, Tuscany, south exposure


250 meters (820 feet) a.s.l.

Age of vines:

30 years


3,000 bottles/ha


Cordone Speronato


Maceration and alcoholic fermentation in temperature-controlled vats for an average period of 11 days. Malolactic fermentation done in used French oak barrels, followed by 24 months of aging.


Bottle aging for about 8 months

Alcohol content:


pH level:



5.6 g/L


Sandy, of marine origins and rich with oceanic sediments

Time of harvest:

Middle of September



Recent press reviews


La Spinetta Il Gentile di Casanova Toscana IGT 2018

James Suckling (91)- "Aromas of red licorice, balsamic, cedar and sour cherry. Medium to light body. Fine tannins and a fresh finish. Hints of cedar and terracotta at the finish. Drink now."


La Spinetta Il Gentile di Casanova Toscana IGT 2015

Falstaff Magazine (91)- "Open and fragrant nose of fresh roses, rich raspberries and sugared strawberries. Very fine-footed on the palate, delicate, pleasant drinking flow, compact fruit, has fine red berry notes on the finish."


La Spinetta Il Gentile di Casanova Toscana IGT 2013

Wine Advocate (91)- "Prugnolo Gentile is a clone of Sangiovese that comes from the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano appellation. Giorgio Rivetti is doing a lot of work with this clone at his Tuscan property near Pisa. The 2013 Il Gentile di Casanova opens to a dark color with red cooper highlights. The aromas are raw and genuine with black fruit, spice and rusty nail. The wine offers heft and power, although it does loosen up to show pretty elegance and silkiness in terms of mouthfeel. If you are hankering for an authenthic taste of Tucany, this wine will do."