La Spinetta (Piedmont)

Barbaresco 'Valeirano'

Barbaresco 'Valeirano', La Spinetta [wood cs]
  • 100% Nebbiolo from a 3-hectare vineyard in Treiso, which enjoys the best exposure of this high-reaching cru
  • 41-47 year-old vines planted to calcareous soil at 300 meters above sea level, all with a southern exposure
  • Harvested in the first or second week in October
  • Fermentation and skin maceration takes place over 7-8 days
  • Aged 20-22 months in new, medium toasted, French oak barrique, plus one year in bottle
  • Unfiltered/unfined

Info

Vintage:
2006
Country:
Italy
Region:
Piedmont
Appellation:
Barbaresco
Variety:
Nebbiolo
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Sizes Available

Full Bottle IT-RIP-23-06 6/750ml

Resources

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate
Score
91
Date
2009-10-30
Vinous Media
Score
91
Date
2009-10-01
"The 2006 Barbaresco Vigneto Valeirano is another exuberant wine. Here, too, the aromatics literally jump out of the glass, as layers of perfumed super-ripe fruit are intermingled with a persistent vein of minerality. The powerful, focused Valeirano offers outstanding balance, but needs a few years in bottle for the tannins to melt away."

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