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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:
2016
Country:
Italy
Region:
Piedmont
Appellation:
Barbaresco
Variety:
Nebbiolo
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
95
Date:
2019-06-28

James Suckling

Score:
95
Date:
2019-11-07
Review:
Raspberry coulis, dried red plums, vanilla, cedar and spice box make for a pronounced and beguiling nose. Full-bodied and very powerful on the palate, yet the tannins are polished and the acidity focused and refreshing. Drink from 2023.

Vinous Media

Score:
96
Date:
2019-11-07
Review:
The 2016 Barbaresco Vigneto Starderi is outrageously beautiful. Dense, powerful and rich, the 2016 races out of the glass with huge fruit to match its classically mid-weight profile. Super-ripe red/purplish berry fruit, wild flowers, licorice and mint play off the huge tannins with real grace. Readers have to be patient, but the 2016 Starderi is a rock star wine. That's pretty much all there is to it.

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