La Spinetta (Piedmont)
Barbaresco 'Gallina', La Spinetta [wood cs]
- 100% Nebbiolo from 5ha of 35-45-year-old vines grown in calcareous soil at 270m above sea level
- Aged 20-22 months in 50% neutral and 50% new French oak barrique, plus one year in bottle
- Gallina was the first cru acquired by Giorgio Rivetti in 1995
- What sets this vineyard apart is the ripeness of the grapes that it produces. The Barbera and Nebbiolo wines from this site are always extremely sexy and elegant, with fantastic aging potential.
Press & Reviews
"A fabulous nose of Christmas pudding, plum and lemongrass leads to a full body, with soft, silky tannins and beautiful fruit. Best after 2012. 960 cases made, 450 cases imported."
"The 2006 Barbaresco Vigneto Gallina opens with sexy, super-ripe aromas that continue on to the palate, where the wine reveals a gorgeous core of ripe red fruit. This is an especially elegant Gallina with tons of length and a finessed close. The 2006 Gallina will be hard to resist in its youth, but in a few years' time the tannins should soften a touch, bringing the wine into even better balance."