Wine Details

La Spinetta Langhe Nebbiolo DOC

The Langhe Nebbiolo is mostly young-vine fruit from the Starderi vineyard from which the Cru Barbaresco is produced. Racy and layered, this wine offers a beguiling mix of bright red cherry and blueberry fruit and floral, spiced, minty notes that add perfume. Full-bodied and rich, yet pretty and expressive, this is an excellent Nebbiolo to enjoy quite young though it can certainly withstand some time in the cellar as well.

Region:

Producer:

La Spinetta Piedmont

Varietal:

100% Nebbiolo

Vineyard:

Starderi, Neive, grapes from younger vines

Yield:

2,500 bottles/ha

Aging:

Aged in new medium toasted French oak for 12 months

Alcohol content:

14.0%

Age of vines:

16-20 years

Production:

36,000 botttles

Soil:

Calcareous

Average altitude:

270 m

Vinification:

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

Harvest:

Beginning to middle of October

First vintage:

2004

Cellar:

La Spinetta Campe, Grinzane Cavour

Bottling:

Transfer to stainless steel vats for 2 months before bottling, aging in bottle for 2 months, no filtration or clarifying

Release:

June, 16 months after harvest

Recent press reviews

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La Spinetta Langhe Nebbiolo DOC 2018

Wine Advocate (91)- "Giorgio Rivetti is very proud of this wine and his work in this classic, slightly cool vintage. The La Spinetta 2018 Langhe Nebbiolo offers dark tones and bright fruit definition with forest berry, wild rose and cedar wood. I actually tasted some ripeness and softness in this wine, which adds to its immediate and universal appeal. You could pair a wine like this with a wide range of foods, from pasta to breaded veal. Fruit comes from the youngest plants in the Starderi vineyard (in Barbaresco), and the wine is aged in barrique."

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La Spinetta Langhe Nebbiolo DOC 2015

Vinous Media (90)- "La Spinetta's 2015 Langhe Nebbiolo is mostly young-vine fruit from Starderi. Racy and layered, the 2015 offers a beguiling mix of bright red cherry fruit and floral, spiced, minty notes that add perfume. I would prefer to drink this pretty, expressive Langhe Nebbiolo over the next handful of years."

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La Spinetta Langhe Nebbiolo DOC 2015

Wine Spectator (90)- "Aromatic and exotic, exuding floral, raspberry, licorice and medicinal herb aromas and flavors. Firm, yet balanced and lingering on the finish. This needs air, so decant two to three hours ahead of drinking. Drink now through 2023."