La Spinetta Vursu Vigneto Compe 2006
Region: Piedmont/ Italy
Grape Variety: Nebbiolo
Average age of vine: 50-55 years
Wine making process:
Time of harvest: beginning to middle of October
Cellar: LA SPINETTA Campè, Grinzane Cavour
Fermentation: alcoholic fermentation for 7-8 days in rotofermenters at controlled temperature, malolactic fermentation in oak
Aging: entirely in new, medium toasted French oak for 24 months
Bottling: transfer to stainless steal vats for 9 months before bottling, aging in bottles for another 12 months
Specialties: no filtration and clarifying
Release: 4 years after harvest
Color: intense vibrant ruby red Bouquet: Shows aromas of very polished plum, fig and raspberry notes and well balanced toast.
Taste: powerful and very concentrated, with perfect Nebbiolo tannins and a long impressive finish, loaded with red fruit aroma
Evolution: 25-30 years
Pairings: ideal with grilled food, sauced and elaborate red meat as well as wild game
Awards and review:
93 pts Wine Spectator,
93 pts Wine Advoacte,
91 Stephen Tanzer
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