2019 La Spinona Langhe Nebbiolo

Piemonte, Italy

An intense and floral Langhe Nebbiolo from the hills of Barbaresco


Out of Stock


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


"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 (


Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can order in any combination you like. Make your perfect mixed pack!

Estimated Delivery Times for each postcode can be viewed here.

Authority to Leave and other delivery instructions can be left in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout. The 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box can be found on the here page before the final checkout page.

Warehouse Pickupis available from our Sydney warehouse in Ultimo, 2007. Just select Local Pickup at checkout. We are open 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here. If you would like us to hold dispatch of your order for milder weather please leave instructions to do so in the 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box found on the cart page before the final checkout. We are happy to hold it for as long as you like. All orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape.

Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

For any other shipping related inquiries, please see our helpful FAQ, email us at or call us on 02 8376 8775..


Do I have to order in dozens? No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts? No, our pricing is designed to be the best in market already - no marking up and then discounting down! For very large orders (weddings, etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call.

Do we price match? Yes, within reason. Everyday low & consistent pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll consider matching it. We'll even retrospectively issue you store credit if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

Can coupons and discounts be stacked? No, only one discount or coupon can be applied to an order at once.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me? This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 02 8376 8775 or and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store? No. Just an a warehouse/office. We occasionally do events however, so sign up to our newsletter or follow us on instagram to stay in the loop.

Can I special order a wine you do not sell? If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

More FaQs: here