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.



La Spinetta Piedmont


Barbaresco DOCG


100% Nebbiolo

Number of bottles produced:

7,000 bottles

Production area:

Valeirano, Treiso, 3 ha, south exposure


450 m

Age of vines:

45-50 years


60 bottles/ha


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


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

Alcohol content:



Calcareous, rocky


Beginning to middle of October

First vintage:



La Spinetta, Castagnole Lanze


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


January, 3 years after harvest

Recent press reviews


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. "


La Spinetta Barbaresco Valeirano DOCG 2020

Vinous Media (96)- "The 2020 Barbaresco Vigneto Valeirano is a dark, brooding wine. Black cherry, graphite, sage, dried herbs, menthol, licorice and incense infuse the 2020 with tremendous complexity. Powerful but not overdone, the 2020 should evolve well for many years to come."


La Spinetta Barbaresco Valeirano DOCG 2020

Wine Advocate (93)- "Showing the estate's rhinoceros design with a blue label, the La Spinetta 2020 Barbaresco Valeirano Vürsù (in a heavy glass bottle) reveals robust aromas of dark fruit, cassis, spice, crushed rose and a heavier fruit note of kirsch or crème de cassis. This is a full-bodied Barbaresco from a hot vintage. It shows rich fruit weight, dusty tannins and good power."