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2017 La Spinona Barbaresco Secondine Nebbiolo

PiedmontRedHighly RecommendInternationalPrivate Cellar

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The history of La Spinona dates back to November 1920, when Giovanni bought one hectare in the cru Faset in Barbaresco. In 1996 Pietropaolo (5th generation) started working at La Spinona after achieving a degree in oenology at the local Alba university and over the years acquired more vineyard holdings in Barbaresco and Barolo. Today the estate owns 24 hectares of vineyards, primarily in the commune of Barbaresco.Spinona is an Italian dog breed, a hunting dog common to the region. Pietro had a Spinona dog called Baica. During a hunting trip Pietro’s son Gualtiero fell into the Tanaro river and Baica saved his life, rescuing him from drowning. As a gesture of gratitude Pietro called the estate La Spinona and designed the labels to represent Baica’s portrait.Sourced from their vineyard holdings in the Secondine Cru, also owned and farmed by Angelo Gaja. Hand picked, 100% destemmed, 1 to 3 days pre ferment cold soak, 8 to 10 days ferment on skins, 8 to 10 days post ferment soak in tank then pressed off to 2500 litre barrels made from Alliers, all over 15 years old. 9 months elevage then in bottle a further 12 months before release.

Region - Piedmont

Type - Red

Year - 2017

Winery - Barolo & Barbaresco

Grape - Nebbiolo

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

A tightly bound and tense Cru Barbaresco with intensity of red cherry, dried-strawberry, orange-peel and walnut on both the nose and palate. It's full bodied, firm yet incredibly elegant and precise with balanced acidity, polished tannins and great linearity and length. One to let it blossom with time in the cellar.

Wine descriptors

Captivating and Complex, Dry and Textured, Earthy and Savoury, Elegant and Fine, For the Cellar, Something Special, Vibrant and Exciting

Fruit aromas & flavour

Cherries, Citrus, Dark Berries, Dried Fruits, Red Berries

Other aromas & flavour

Earth, Florals, Minerality, Spices, Tannins

Body type

full

Acidity

medium

Food pairings

Pork

Cheese

Pizza

Fish

Red Meat

Pasta

BBQ

Vegetables

Poultry

Shellfish

Oysters

Spicy Foods

Cured Meats

Desserts

The Grape

Nebbiolo

Often referred to as the king of red grapes, Nebbiolo is responsible for some of the greatest wines in the world. The regions of Barbaresco and Barolo, in Piedmont, Italy, create the most revered expressions of the variety and have set the benchmarks for the world over. Nebbiolo is quite light in colour, dry and delicate but packs a punch in aroma and flavour with notes of rose, tar, cherry, red berries, blood orange, licorice, leather, terracotta and earthy herbals. These wines have high acidity and high tannins, making them extremely age worthy that deepen in complexity over decades. Simply stunning wines!

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