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imageLA SPINETTA Monferrato Pin Bottle
LA SPINETTA Monferrato Pin Bottle
LA SPINETTA (Italy)

LA SPINETTA Monferrato Pin


   
Denomination Monferrato Rosso DOC
Specialties Named in honor of Giuseppe Rivetti, father of Giorgio
Variety 65% Nebbiolo, 35% Barbera d'Asti Superiore Bionzo
Average production 40,000 bottles (12% of entire wine production)
Average yield per ha 2,500 bottles
Vinyeard  Castagnole, Neive, Barbaresco
Time of Harvest Barbera is harvested middle to end of September, Nebbiolo beginning to middle of October
Cellar LA SPINETTA, Castagnole Lanze
Vinification Details Separate fermentation of each type of grape variety for 7-8 days in rotofermenters at controlled temperature, malolactic fermentation in French oak
Aging Entirely in new, medium toasted French oak for 16-18 months
Bottling Blending of the two wines and transfer to stainless steel vats for 2 months before bottling, aging in bottles for another 3 months
Specialties  No filtration and clarifying
Release Two years after harvest
Winemaker's Comments  Color:        Dark red
Bouquet:   Intense with ripe fruit scents, reminding of blackberry and
raspberry
Taste:        Gentle mint flavor, powerful wine with fine tannins, silky texture and persistent finish
Food Pairing Grilled and elaborate red meat and strong cheeses
Evolution 25 years
Recommended
serving temperature
17-19 degrees Celsius