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.

Region:

Producer:

La Spinetta Piedmont

Varietal:

100% Nebbiolo

Vineyard:

Bordini, Neive, 4 ha, south exposure

Yield:

60 hl/ha

Aging:

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

Alcohol content:

14.0%

Age of vines:

25-28 years

Production:

13,000 bottles

Soil:

Calcareous

Average altitude:

270 m

Vinification:

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

Harvest:

Beginning to middle of October

First vintage:

2006

Cellar:

La Spinetta, Catagnole Lanze

Bottling:

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

Release:

January, 3 years after harvest

Recent press reviews

92

La Spinetta Barbaresco Bordini DOCG 2017

Wine Advocate (92)- "From the comune of Neive, the 2017 Barbaresco Vigneto Bordini is made from youngish vines, aged about 30 years on average. Bright, tonic and fresh, Bordini offers an accessible and approachable expression of aged Nebbiolo that could work well in a restaurant setting or for near-term consumption. The wine opens to a vibrant bouquet with cherry, licorice, tar and campfire ash. The tannins are noticeable and firm, reflecting the heat of the vintage but forging forward to shape a long and polished finish."

93

La Spinetta Barbaresco Bordini DOCG 2016

Wine Spectator (93)- "Violet, raspberry and jupiter flavors mark this elegant yet firmly structured Barbaresco. Hints of earth, iron and eucalyptus add detail as this tightens up on the finish. Decant now or celllar. Best from 2023 through 2040. 1,083 cases made, 152 cases imported. "

93

La Spinetta Barbaresco Bordini DOCG 2016

James Suckling (93)- "A uniquely pretty nose with plenty of peach tea, persimmon and earl grey tea. Medium to full body, round and generous tannins and a orange-coated finish. Drink in 2021."