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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:
2015
Country:
Italy
Region:
Piedmont
Appellation:
Barbaresco
Variety:
Nebbiolo
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
95
Date:
2018-08-31

Vinous Media

Score:
95
Date:
2018-10-19
Review:
The 2015 Barbaresco Vigneto Starderi rounds out this series of Barbarescos from La Spinetta in grand style. I don't think the Starderi has ever been so elegant or refined as it is in 2015. Medium in body and translucent, the 2015 possesses remarkable purity and nuance in its red-toned fruit and floral aromatics. The oak needs time to fully integrate, but readers should not be planning on opening bottles anytime soon, as the youthful tannins are also imposing. Bright citrus and floral notes add the closing flourishes.

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