La Spinetta Vursu Vigneto Compe 2006

La Spinetta Vursu Vigneto Compe 2006

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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

Wine description:

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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