About the Wine
The La Spinona Langhe Nebbiolo is a lovely wine that perfectly reflects its origins. With a ruby colour and nose of red fruits (notably cherry and raspberry), as well as floral notes and peach, it's a very pretty wine to just sit there and smell for a while.
The palate shows more red fruits, refreshing acidity, and lovely tannins, resulting in a nice mouthfeel. As the wine has seen no oak during its fermentation and maturation, it's a lot softer than the more full-bodied Nebbiolos you find from other Piemonte subregions. Pair it with pasta, pizza, or any other dish with white meat or even fish.
About La Spinona
La Spinona was established in 1967 by Pietro Berutti, from a hectare of vines acquired in 1920 in the commune of Barbaresco, Piemonte, by Pietro's grandfather Giovanni. Over the years, the business has been passed down from father to son, and is now run by Pietropaolo, who has done much work to modernise the winery while still being faithful to tradition. He is helped by his father Gualtiero, who focuses mainly on the vineyard.
La Spinona focuses on Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Barolo and Langhe, as well as Barbera, Dolcetto, and Chardonnay, and a Barolo Chinato, a red wine in a similar vein to vermouth. The label features a depiction of the family dog Baica, a Spinone Italiano, who would accompany Pietro everywhere.