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La Spinona Barolo Bergera 2015



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  • From an one hundred year old estate
  • Sustainably farmed
  • A powerful wine, with years of development ahead

The source of this wine is the Bergera-Pezzole Cru which is situated in the commune of Novello in Barolo with La Spinona owning 4 hectares of prime-positioned south-facing Nebbiolo vines there.
La Spinona’s organically grown grapes are hand-picked, destemmed and then given a day’s pre-fermentation cold soak. Fermentation occurs over 8/10 days, with automatic punching down over the first few and pumping over at key stages in the process. Racking and gentle pressing are used to obtain only the highest-quality wine. This cuvee then spends approximately 18 months in large 4000 litre 15 year old Slavonian oak barrels, and then spends 12 months in bottle resting before release.
Undoubtedly the most powerful of the 3 wines on offer, this Barolo shows medium ruby-garnet in the glass, with rose, dried strawberry, dark cherry, tobacco and even nutty aromas. The palate show a complex array of dried red and perhaps black fruits, supported by those trademark Barolo tannins. Still a baby, and certainly enjoyable now with decanting, this wine has an exceptionally long life ahead.


James Suckling

This is a dense, serious red with dried-strawberry, orange-peel and walnut character on the nose and palate. Full body and firm, chewy tannins that are polished and refined at the same time. This needs time to soften, but I like the sleek, linear path in the center palate. Drink after 2023