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:
2007
Country:
Italy
Region:
Piedmont
Appellation:
Barbaresco
Variety:
Nebbiolo
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Sizes Available

Full Bottle IT-RIP-23-07 6/750ml

Resources

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate
Score
91
Date
2010-12-23
Spectator
Score
94
Date
2010-12-31
"Suave and silky, this red boasts wild aromas and flavors of menthol and forest underbrush to complement its sweet cherry and berry notes. Opulent and dense, with complexity and a lingering aftertaste of fruit, woodsy spices and mineral. Best from 2014 through 2030. 580 cases made. "
James Suckling
Score
94
Date
2011-12-31
Vinous Media
Score
93+
Date
2009-11-01
"Good full red. Musky, wild aromas of strawberry and mint; more classic than the 2006 version. Then broad and perfumed in the mouth, with sexy flavors of spicy red fruits, minerals, dried rose and spices. Finishes broad and very long. A vibrant, complex Barbaresco that will need time. Rivetti says this reminds him of a Barolo from Serralunga. A very strong showing."

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