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
  • 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

Info

Vintage:
2013
Country:
Italy
Region:
Piedmont
Appellation:
Barbaresco
Variety:
Nebbiolo
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Sizes Available

Full Bottle IT-RIP-23-13 6/750ml

Press & Reviews

Spectator
Score
92
Date
2016-12-31
"This red combines cherry and berry flavors with savory eucalyptus, juniper and tobacco notes. Firmly structured, with assertive yet balanced tannins and a lingering finish. Best from 2018 through 2028. 580 cases made"
Vinous Media
Score
93+
Date
2015-12-20
"The 2013 Barbaresco Vigneto Valeirano is a powerhouse. Tannic, rough around the edges and virile in its expression, the 2013 is going to need at least few years in bottle to shed some of its tannin. The flavors are deep and boldly sketched, with the acidity of the vintage and the incisive Treiso tannins adding brightness throughout. Sweet dark cherries, cinnamon, new leather and menthol meld into the powerful, tannic finish."

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