La Spinetta Barbaresco DOCG "Vigneto Valeirano" 2006
(Piedmont, Italy) - [RP 91] [ST 91]
Regular price $190.00 Sale price $149.97 Save $40.03
6-PACK PRICE = $144.97 per item (add 6+ quantity to your basket)
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.
Ratings & Reviews
91 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2006 Barbaresco Vigneto Valeirano is another exuberant wine. Here, too, the aromatics literally jump out of the glass, as layers of perfumed super-ripe fruit are intermingled with a persistent vein of minerality. The powerful, focused Valeirano offers outstanding balance, but needs a few years in bottle for the tannins to melt away. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2021." - Antonio Galloni (Oct 2009)
91 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:
"Good medium red. Wild aromas of truffle, smoke, underbrush, spices and cigar box. Then fat and lush in the mouth, showing the exotic side of the vintage. This silky Barbaresco has the sex appeal to be enjoyed early. Finishes with ripe, building tannins. Conveys a rather high-pH feel, and indeed Rivetti notes that pHs are generally higher in his 2006 Barbarescos than in the 2007s." - Stephen Tanzer (Nov/Dec '09)