Wine Details

La Spinetta Barbaresco Valeirano DOCG

This is a precise and finely cut Barbaresco, exhibiting the most austere personality of the three La Spinetta Barbaresco wines, typical of this cru in Treiso. The vineyard is quite high for Barbaresco at 450 meters (1,476 feet) above sea level and faces entirely south. The Valeirano is a wine of tremendous energy and intensity with shades of dark cherry, sweet spice, crushed flowers, leather, mint, truffle and tobacco (perfumes reminiscent of Barolo), adding dimension to this already potent wine. Substantial tannins are softened by a touch of sophistication, a wine to watch in the future.

Region:

Producer:

La Spinetta Piedmont

Classification:

Barbaresco DOCG

Variety:

100% Nebbiolo

Number of bottles produced:

7,000 bottles

Production area:

Valeirano, Treiso, 3 ha, south exposure

Altitude:

450 m

Age of vines:

45-50 years

Yield:

60 bottles/ha

Vinification:

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

Refining:

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

Alcohol content:

14.5%

Soil:

Calcareous, rocky

Harvest:

Beginning to middle of October

First vintage:

1997

Cellar:

La Spinetta, Castagnole Lanze

Bottling:

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

Release:

January, 3 years after harvest

Recent press reviews

100

La Spinetta Barbaresco Valeirano DOCG 2021

Gardini Notes (100)- "Lots of rose petals and botanicals on the nose with cherries and dried peaches. Full-bodied with chewy tannins that are juicy and plush. Flavorful and very long. Lots going on here. Very solid and crisp. Drink in four or five years. Best after 2027."

96

La Spinetta Barbaresco Valeirano DOCG 2021

James Suckling (96)- "Lots of rose petals and botanicals on the nose with cherries and dried peaches. Full-bodied with chewy tannins that are juicy and plush. Flavorful and very long. Lots going on here. Very solid and crisp. Drink in four or five years."

97

La Spinetta Barbaresco Valeirano DOCG 2020

James Suckling (97)- "Black cherries, fresh flowers, rose stems and lavender aromas follow through to full-bodied palate with chewy tannis that are long and intense. Powerful and structured. Give it four or five years to soften. "