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2010 La Spinetta, "Valeirano" Barbaresco, Piedmont
Press and Tasting Notes
The Vigneto Valeirano opens with a huge, brooding nose of smoke, tar, and scorched earth. This massive, building wine changes constantly in the glass, as black cherries, wild herbs, menthol and licorice gradually take center stage. Despite its large-scaled personality, the wine possesses tons of harmony. Sweet notes of menthol and tar linger on ... Read More »
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 »