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.
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Press & Reviews
The 2015 Barbaresco Vigneto Gallina is absolutely gorgeous. Vivid and nuanced on the palate, the 2015 is fresh, juicy and flat-out delicious. The Gallina is often a shy wine that needs time in bottle to truly blossom, but the 2015 seems to have skipped that initial phase of reticence. In two separate tastings, the 2015 has been incredibly sensual and polished. Historically, the Gallina has the most consistent track record in aging of the three top Barbarescos in the range. It will be interesting to see if that is the case here as well. For now, the 2015 Gallina is one of the finest wines I have ever tasted from La Spinetta.