La Spinetta Barbaresco "Vigneto Starderi" DOCG 2013
(Piedmont, Italy) - [AG 94+]
Regular price $168.00 Sale price $129.97 Save $38.03
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
Ratings & Reviews
94+ Points - Antonio Galloni:
"La Spinetta fans won't want to miss the 2013 Barbaresco Vigneto Starderi, but readers will have to be patient, as the Starderi is going to need time. The only question is how much. Classic bright red fruit notes typical of Starderi are matched by equally characteristic, imposing tannins that need time to soften. Linear, taut and pulsing with energy, the 2013 is full of potential for those who can wait." - Antonio Galloni (Dec 2015)