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

91

La Spinetta Langhe Bianco DOC 2016

James Suckling (91)- "Sliced apples and lemons on the nose and palate. Medium body with pear-drop undertones and a clean finish. Drink now."

93

La Spinetta Langhe Bianco DOC 2015

James Suckling (93)- "A whole graden of fresh herbs on the nose, plus a touch of cassis. Concentrated, elegant and minerally, this will really shine on the dining table. Long finish with lemon and lime zest. Drink now."

90

La Spinetta Langhe Bianco DOC 2015

Wine Advocate (90)- "The folks at La Spinetta were inspired by the great Sauvignon Blancs of Sancerre and the Loire and have used those wines as a model for this Piedmont expression. The 2015 Langhe Bianco Limited Edition( with fruit harvested at 600 meters above sea level near the town of Mango) is a contained and legant expression. The vines were planted in 1999. There is varietal purity here, but it is not delivered with pungents aromas. Instead, you get perfumed peach, honeydew melon and fresh mint. The mouthfeel shows a good level of volume and density. Production is small at only 4,000 bottles."