2017 La Spinetta Barbaresco "Valeirano"
Oriental spices and sweets, red fruit in jelly, roasting coffee and tobacco on the nose. The body is elegant, full and tasty, despite the strong tannic texture and the very long persistence. Beautiful representation of Barbaresco.
This is a precise and finely cutBarbaresco, exhibiting the mostaustere personalityof the three La Spinetta Barbaresco wines,typical of this cruin Treiso. The vineyard is quite high for Barbaresco at 450 meters (1,476 feet) above sea level and faces entirely south. The Valeirano is a wine oftremendous energy and intensity with shades of dark cherry, sweet spice, crushed flowers, leather, mint, truffle and tobacco (perfumes reminiscent of Barolo), adding dimension to this already potent wine. Substantial tannins are softened by a touch of sophistication, a wine to watch in the future.