Wine Details

La Spinetta Barbaresco Bordini DOCG

In 2006 Giorgio Rivetti bought 4 hectares (10 acres) plot directly from the last of the Bordini family, who farmed the vineyard for over 300 years. Bordini is located adjacent to the Starderi vineyard on its western corner and it is exclusively plated to the Nebbiolo grape. The vines are 20-25 year old growing in the calcareous soils at 270 meters above sea level (885 feet). Barbresco Brodini ages for 20-22 months in oak barriques yielding an elegant and floral Barbaresco representative of La Spinetta style.



La Spinetta Piedmont


Barbaresco DOCG


100% Nebbiolo

Number of bottles produced:

13,000 bottles

Production area:

Bordini, Neive, 4 ha, south exposure


270 m

Age of vines:

25-28 years


60 hl/ha


Alcoholic fermentation for 7-8 days in temperature controlled roto-fermenters, malolactic fermentation in oak, 50% of the wine is aged in new and 50% aged in 1 year old barriques


Medium toasted French barriques for 20-22 months, no filtration or clarifying

Alcohol content:





Beginning to middle of October

First vintage:



La Spinetta, Catagnole Lanze


Transfer to stainless steel vats for 3 months before bottling, aging in bottle for another 12 months


January, 3 years after harvest

Recent press reviews


La Spinetta Barbaresco Bordini DOCG 2021

James Suckling (95)- "Lots of flower petal, dried strawberry, cedar and milk chocolate character on the nose and palate. Medium- to full-bodied with tannins that build on the palate and are long and consistent. Turns soft at the end as it grows on the palate. Better in 2027 and on onwards."


La Spinetta Barbaresco Bordini DOCG 2020

James Suckling (93)- "Pretty ripe fruit with citrus and baking spices on both the nose and palate. Medium-bodied with very fine tannins that give tension and framing to the wine. Better in two or three years."


La Spinetta Barbaresco Bordini DOCG 2020

Wine Advocate (93)- "The La Spinetta 2020 Barbaresco Bordini has a spicy note on first nose that recalls cinnamon and a touch of something darker like crushed clove. This warm-vintage expression of Nebbiolo embraces rich fruit aromas of blackberry and dark currant, and there is an earthy side with rusty nail and potting soil. It closes with high-toned accents of balsam herb or eucalyptus oil."