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2008 La Spinetta, "Starderio" Barbaresco, Piedmont
Press and Tasting Notes
Saturated deep red. Knockout nose combines sappy red berries, medicinal black cherry, clove spice and a strong floral perfume. Great sweetness on entry, then lively and firm, with superb intensity and grip. Here the thoroughly buffered tannins come across as remarkably fine. Finishes with an explosion of fresh berry flavor.
In northern Italy, Piedmont is home to a number of grape varietals. Among them is the "noble grape" Nebbiolo. Grown in several sub-regions, the most popular Nebbiolos hail from Barolo, Barbaresco, Langhe, Gattinara and ... Read More »