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Barbera d'Alba 'Gallina', La Spinetta

Barbera d'Alba 'Gallina', La Spinetta
  • 100% Barbera grown in the very center of the Gallina Barbaresco vineyard in Neive
  • 25-35-year-old vines
  • Calcareous soil at 270 meters above sea level, at a southern exposure
  • Harvested in the last week September to early October
  • Fermented in rotofermenters for 6 to 7 days
  • Aged for 16-18 months in new, medium toasted, French oak barrique
  • 833 cases produced annually
Producer:
Vintage:
2016
Country:
Italy
Region:
Piedmont
Appellation:
Barbera d'Alba
Variety:
Barbera
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
93
Date:
2020-07-23

Vinous Media

Score:
94
Date:
2020-03-26
Review:
The 2016 Barbera d'Alba Gallina is a very beautiful wine. In 2016, the Gallina has all the fruit richness and intensity it always has, with an extra kick of richness that brings an extra dimension of verticality and energy. Raspberry jam, spice, menthol and licorice all develop in the glass in this impeccably rendered, totally alluring Barbera from one of the top sites in Barbaresco.