Wine Details

La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina DOCG

A gorgeous wine, vivid and nuanced with sensual aromas of redcurrant, plum, earth, herbs, spices and flowers (rose petals, lavender). On the palate, this top Barbaresco reveals a round, dense texture with a classically dry finish and ripe tannins that dust the front teeth. Sometimes a bit shy at first, Gallina is often considered the most age-worthy of the three top La Spinetta Barbaresco wines, truly blossoming after a bit of time in the cellar. This pretty wine has an aging potential of at least 25-30 years and is ideal paired with grilled food, and rich meat dishes.

Region:

Producer:

La Spinetta Piedmont

Classification:

Barbaresco DOCG

Variety:

100% Nebbiolo

Number of bottles produced:

11,500 bottles

Production area:

Gallina, Neive, south exposure

Altitude:

270 m

Age of vines:

50-55 years

Yield:

60 bottles/ha

Vinification:

Alcoholic fermentation for 7-8 days in temperature controlled roto-fermenters, malolactic fermentation in oak

Refining:

Aged in medium toasted French barriques for 20-22 months, no filtration or clarifying

Alcohol content:

14.5%

Soil:

Calcareous

Harvest:

Beginning to middle of October

First vintage:

1995

Cellar:

La Spinetta, Catagnole Lanze

Bottling:

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

Release:

January, 3 years after harvest

Recent press reviews

96

La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina DOCG 2021

James Suckling (96)- "Very fragrant and bright with stem, plum and raspberry aromas and flavors. Medium body, firm and racy tannins and a vivid finish. Chewy and polished. Shows focus and precision at the finish. Lovely balance. Best in a long time."

95

La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina DOCG 2020

James Suckling (95)- "Ripe raspberries and cherries with flowers on the nose. Medium-bodied with firm and chewy tannins that are fine-textured with a long and focused finish. Needs three or four years to come together. Pretty. "

94

La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina DOCG 2020

Vinous Media (94)- "The 2020 Barbaresco Vigneto Gallina is terrific. Brilliant and focused, with mid-weight depth, the 2020 impresses with its poise more than anything else. All the elements are so well balanced. Dried flowers, spice, herbs, mint and licorice open with a bit of coaxing. As is often the case, the Gallina is quite understated in feel."