La Spinetta Barbaresco Vigneto Valeirano 2010
The LaSpinetta name has been prominent in Barbaresco since 1977, and the Rivetti clan made four cru Barbaresco wines in 2010. The family’s Barolo holdings came into the fold more recently but have quickly become known for their elegance and strength of character. The yields for these top wines are limited to about 18-20 hectolitres per hectare, and the winery work that follows is clean, high-tech and precise.
Aromas of dried flowers, plums, truffles and dried spices. Full body, firm and chewy tannins and a rose petal, dried strawberry and plum aftertaste. This is structured and rich. Better after 2015. Rating: 93 points.James Suckling
Fruit for the 2010 Barbaresco Vigneto Valeirano is harvested at 450 meters above sea level in the Neive township. These conditions shape a radically different character. This wine is precise and sharp with finely etched tones of spice, dark berry and wet earth. The overall structure and power of the wine is super elegant and immediate. You can safely put this bottle away for years. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035. Rating: 96 Points; Monica Larner, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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