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

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."

92

La Spinetta Barbaresco Bordini DOCG 2016

Wine Advocate (92)- "This Barbaresco is of a thicker and darker concentration than the others within this set of new releases, with ripe cherry fruit and dark berries that lift immediately from the glass. But the 2016 Barbaresco Vigneto Bordini is thinner and less consequential in the mouth than I had expected from the appearance. This is a very linear and streamlined approach that could accompany a tenderloin carpaccio with arugula, shaved Parmesan and extra virgin olive oil. Some 11,500 bottles were produced."