Wine Details

La Spinetta Langhe Bianco DOC

100% Sauvignon Blanc, planted at 500 meters (1,640 feet) above sea level in sandy soil, this fresh white is bursting with bright aromas of green pear, yellow plum, sea salt and a whole garden of fresh herbs (particularly sage). Alcoholic and malolactic fermentations are carried out in 200L French oak casks, enhancing the wine’s concentration and structure. A delicious savory note, accompanied by a gripping minerality and acidity, make this a great food wine.

Region:

Producer:

La Spinetta Piedmont

Varietal:

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Vineyard:

Mango, southern exposure

Yield:

2,500 bottles

Aging:

12 months in 2000 liter French oak casks

Alcohol content:

13.5%

Age of vines:

37 years

pH level:

3.3

Acidity:

6.50%

Production:

3000 bottles

Soil:

Sandy

Training:

Cordone Sperenato

Average altitude:

500 m above sea level

Vinification:

Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in used 2000 liter French oak casks

Harvest:

Beginning of September

First vintage:

1999

Cellar:

La Spinetta, Castagnole Lanze

Bottling:

Transfer to steel vats for 24 months before bottling

Release:

3.5 years after harvest

Evolution:

Recent press reviews

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La Spinetta Langhe Bianco DOC 2019

James Suckling (92)- "A flavorful, fruity and tangy white with aromas of quince, pineapples, mango stones, yellow plums and lemon peel. Fantastic concentration, with bright citrus and tropical fruit underlined by sharp acidity. Drink now."

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La Spinetta Langhe Bianco DOC 2019

Wine Advocate (91)- "A pure expression of Sauvignon Blanc, the La Spinetta 2019 Langhe Bianco is a pretty wine that graces the palate with peach, citrus, yellow rose and beeswax. It boasts a lean but crisp personality and would pair perfectly next to the exotic flavors of Thailand or Vietnam."

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La Spinetta Langhe Bianco DOC 2018

James Suckling (91)- "Chamomile, toast, dried lemon and nougat on the nose with a touch of volatility. It’s full-bodied with tangy acidity and an oily texture. Zesty and nutty. Drink now."