Often overlooked by many American consumers, the four communes of Barbaresco have been making incredible wines for generations. Quietly tolling in a hilly landscape that is nothing short of breathtaking, the growers here cultivate Nebbiolo that is both complex and elegant. Traditionally produced in much smaller quantities than their counterparts in Barolo, these are wines that represent some of the most exciting produced in Italy.
Located near the town of Barbaresco, La Spinona is one of the zone's most historic wineries. Founded in the 1940s by Pietro Berutti (and named in honor of the dog that saved his young son, Gualtiero, from drowning), the estate sits atop the famed "Sori" of San Lorenzo and has grown to encompass some 22 hectares of prime vineyards. All plots are in prime position on the hill, facing southeast to southwest for maximum sun exposure, and the rocky soil yields Nebbiolo and Barbera characterized by finesse and elegance.
Committed producing clean wine with zero waste, the estate follows organic methods wherever possible and employs natural fertilizers sourced from the family's prized breeding cattle. The end results are fresh, structured wines with astounding complexity.
Langhe Chardonnay DOC
Bricco Faset Barbaresco DOCG
Secondine Barbaresco DOCG
Bricco Faset Riserva DOCG
PRESS & REVIEWS
2012 Bricco Faset Barbaresco 92 pts (Wine Enthusiast)
2013 Bricco Faset Barbaresco 92 pts (Wine Enthusiast)
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