La Spinetta Barbaresco "Vigneto Starderi" DOCG 2012 (Piedmont, Italy) - [JS 93] [RP 93] [AG 92]

La Spinetta Barbaresco "Vigneto Starderi" DOCG 2012
(Piedmont, Italy) - [JS 93] [RP 93] [AG 92]


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About the Winery:
The Rivetti family story begins in the 1890s, when Giovanni Rivetti, left Piedmont for Argentina. Like many Italians then, he dreamed of returning a rich man, perhaps even one day able to make great wine in his homeland. He never did, though his son, Giuseppe “Pin” did.

In 1985 La Spinetta made its first red wine, and acclaim soon followed as owner / winemaker Giorgio Rivetti's magic touch with Nebbiolo took the world by storm. He produces approachable yet age-worthy wines that capture the attention of wine critics and consumers year in and year out with their opulence, concentration, aromatics and length. Whatever Giorgio touches turns to gold as his Barbarescos and Barolos are the Ne Plus Ultra of their category, as confirmed by Wine Spectator Magazine and Wine Advocate.


Notes from the Winemaker:

Color: Dense red
Bouquet: Raspberry jam, wild flowers, spiced mint and cinnamon
Taste: Dark cherries, plums and raspberry are some of the many fruit notes that wrap around the palate in this fleshy, beautifully resonant Barbaresco, in 2012, Starderi is rich and ample, with terrific balance and plenty of class

Aging: 20-22 months in entirely new, medium toast French oak barrels transfer to stainless steel vats for 3 months before bottling; aging in bottle for an additional 12 months

100% Nebbiolo

Ratings & Reviews


93 Points - James Suckling:
"A solid wine for the vintage with blueberry, rose-leaf and fresh-herb aromas and flavors. Full body with firm, chewy tannins and a long, structured finish. Needs at least three to four years to soften: Give it time." - (Tuesday, November 17, 2015)

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Muscular and fully loaded, the 2012 Barbaresco Starderi Vürsù delivers a solid and ample bouquet that is built upon generous fruit, spice, licorice and balsam herb. The wine's brawny personality is different from the Barbaresco Valeirano that is more seductive and feminine in personality. Starderi shows more brawn and feistiness." - Monica Larner (29th Jun 2016)

92 Points - Antonio Galloni:
"The 2012 Barbaresco Vigneto Starderi is the most dense and inward of these wines. Kirsch, menthol, raspberry, orange zest, flowers and white peppers all take shape in the glass, but only with some reluctance. Still, the 2012 looks like a wine that will offer its best drinking over the next handful of years, as it doesn't have the breadth and power of the best Starderis." - Antonio Galloni (December 2015)

Wine Spectator Magazine:

"There's a solid structure of acidity and tannins beneath the cherry, strawberry and wild herb flavors. The balance tips toward the astringent tannins in the end. 1,300 cases made." – BS (Web Only - 2015)