IT-RIP-22-06

Barbaresco 'Starderi', La Spinetta [wood cs]

Barbaresco 'Starderi', La Spinetta [wood cs]
  • 100% Nebbiolo from a 6.5 hectare vineyard on the western side of Nieve with a southern exposure
  • 45-50-year-old vines
  • Calcareous soil at 250 meters above sea level
  • Harvested in the first and second week in October
  • Fermented in rotofermenters for 7 to 8 days
  • Malolactic fermentation and aging for 20-22 months in entirely new, medium-toasted French oak barriques, plus one year aging in bottle
  • Unfiltered/Unfined
Producer:
Vintage:
2006
Country:
Italy
Region:
Piedmont
Appellation:
Barbaresco
Variety:
Nebbiolo
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
93
Date:
2009-10-30

Spectator

Score:
93
Date:
2009-09-30
Review:
Wonderfully floral, with cream and berry aromas. Full-bodied, with round, chewy tannins and lots of fruit. Generous and rich for the vintage. Best after 2012. 1,200 cases made, 540 cases imported. 

Vinous Media

Score:
93
Date:
2009-10-01
Review:
The 2006 Barbaresco Starderi is easily the best of these three offerings, as the wine's balance is exceptional. Aromatics, fruit and structure are all woven together in an impressive display of power and elegance. The fruit retains the house's characteristic super-ripe style, but that element is more finely tuned here than in the estate's other Barbarescos. Simply put, the 2006 is another terrific Starderi from proprietor Giorgio Rivetti and his team.

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