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LA SPINETTA Barbaresco Valeirano Bottle
LA SPINETTA (Italy)

LA SPINETTA Barbaresco Valeirano


   
Denomination Barbaresco DOCG
Variety 100% Nebbiolo
Average production 7,000 bottles (1.5% of entire wine production)
Average yield per ha 2,300 bottles
Vinyeard  Valeirano, Treiso
Type of Soil  Calcareous, rocky
Average Age of Vines  35-45 years
Average altitude 450 m
Vineyard Size  3 hectare
Special characteristics South exposure, precipice vineyard
Time of Harvest Beginning to middle of October
Cellar LA SPINETTA, Castagnole Lanze
Vinification Details Alcoholic fermentation for 7-8 days in rotofermenters at controlled temperature, malolactic fermentation in oak
Aging Entirely in new, medium toasted French oak for 20 - 22 months
Bottling Transfer to stainless steel vats for 3 months before bottling, aging in bottles for another 12 months
Specialties  No filtration and clarifying
Release 3 years after harvest
Winemaker's Comments  Color:        Deep red
Bouquet:   Complex and gently spiced, white truffle aroma
Taste:        Well structured with beautiful, fine tannins, austere with a finish reminding of mint
Food Pairing Ideal with grilled food, sauced and elaborate red meat and wild game, or just to be enjoyed by itself
Evolution 25 to 30 years
Recommended
serving temperature
16-17 degrees Celsius