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2019 La Spinona Langhe Nebbiolo

Piemonte, Italy

An intense and floral Langhe Nebbiolo from the hills of Barbaresco

$68.00

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About

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.

The vineyards of La Spinona
The vineyards of La Spinona
Piemonte, Italy
Additional Info

From the Producer

HARVEST: Beginning / mid October. The grapes are harvested by hand in perforated baskets, which hold around 18 kg and allow air to pass through the bunches. The pressing is soft. The grapes are then placed on a vibrating roller where they are cleaned of any insects and undergo an initial selection, eliminating the unsuitable fruit. The grapes are subsequently sent via a conveyor belt to the crusher-destemmer, which vibrates to perfectly and delicately separate the stalk from the fruit. The grapes are then softly pressed. Dried grapes and leaves are also eliminated with the stalks. This selection allows for a very clean working method.

FERMENTATION: Natural cold maceration for approximately one day. 8/10 days of fermentation, with automatic punching down in the first few days and pumping over at key stages in the process. Racking and gentle pressing to obtain only the best-quality wine. Natural malolactic fermentation in a temperature-controlled environment (20°C).

Blend : Nebbiolo (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Pietropaolo (winemaker) and Gualtiero (viticulturist) Berutti at La Spinona
Pietropaolo (winemaker) and Gualtiero (viticulturist) Berutti at La Spinona
Piemonte, Italy
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

92Points
Vinous.com

"La Spinona’s 2019 Langhe Nebbiolo is a gorgeous, old school wine. Sweet pipe tobacco, crushed flowers, mint, spice and dried cherry all grace this deceptively mid-weight Nebbiolo. Sinewy tannins lend structure as well as energy. There is a lot to like, that is pretty clear." Antonio Galloni (Vinous.com)

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