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Barbaresco 'Valeirano', La Spinetta [wood cs]

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
  • 50+ 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
  • 583 cases produced annually
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

Vinous Media

Score:
95+
Date:
2019-11-07
Review:
The 2016 Barbaresco Vigneto Valeirano is the most refined wine I have tasted from this site in Treiso. The tannins, always forbidding in Valeirano, are wonderfully polished, and yet convey the essential feeling of structure that is such a central part of what makes Barbaresco so compelling as a wine. Dark wild cherry, incense, graphite, spice and dried flowers add shades of dimension to this virile, potent Barbaresco that captures the essence of this site, but with an added touch of sophistication that is quite welcome. I can't wait to see how the 2016 ages. In a word: Superb!

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