La Spinona Barbaresco Cru Secondline 2017
Sourced from their vineyard holdings in the Secondine Cru. The Barbaresco plot is about 3 hectares, south facing and the vines are an average age of 70 years old. The first vintage of this wine was 2016. They previously made Langhe Nebbiolo and sold the grapes to Prunotto. The other major owner of Secondine vineyards is Angelo Gaja, who makes their San Lorenzo cuvee from this fruit.
Hand picked, 100% destemmed, 1 to 3 days pre ferment cold soak, 8 to 10 days ferment on skins, 8 to 10 days post ferment soak in tank then pressed off to 2500 litre barrels made from Alliers, all over 15 years old. 9 months elevage then in bottle a further 12 months before release.
“Interesting nose with spicy mixed berries, oyster shell, goji berries and some heather. Full, round and flavorful with quite firm tannins that need a little time to meld into the wine a little better. Nice old-vine quality to this. Give it a year. Try in 2022” – 94 Points – James Suckling
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