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 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."

92+

La Spinetta Langhe Bianco DOC 2017

Falstaff Magazine (92+)- "Subtle flowery, creamy aromas, toffee, some wood, but also mineral notes, some nettle, white currant. Firm acid and phenolic structure in the mouth, robust and slightly astringent, still closed, with powerful extract, compact and long, very good potential."

92

La Spinetta Langhe Bianco DOC 2017

James Suckling (92)- "Spiced pears, dried grapefruit zest, smoke and hay on the nose. It’s medium-to full-bodied with crisp acidity. Lightly bitter citrus pith and peel on the palate, too, with some dried herbs. Drink now."