At 400 meters above sea level, the Valeirano vineyard is La Spinetta's highest in elevation. The site is characterized by sandy soils with many stones mixed within. The 2005 Barbaresco Riserva Vigneto Valeirano Vürsù almost feels like a Barolo from the Serralung d'Alba township thanks to the enormous power, determination and richness it so lavishly displays. The bouquet opens to deep, dark fruit aroma of plum, blackberry and black currant. Those aromas are followed by molasses, barbecue spice, tar and balsam herb. Up until the 2004 vintage, they have started aging a portion of the wine in neutral oak to bring out the elegance of the grape. This series of Riserva in magnum was only skipped once in the difficult 2002 vintage.
" - Wine Advocate