La Spinetta Barbaresco Valeirano

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La Spinetta Barbaresco Valeirano

  • Denomination: Barbaresco DOCG

  • Grape variety: 100% Nebbiolo

  • Alcohol content: 14.5% by vol.

  • Average production: 7,000 bottles per year

  • Average yield per ha: 2,300 bottles

  • Name/location: Valeirano, Treiso, southern exposure

  • Soil type: calcareous

  • Average vine age: 47-53 years

  • Average altitude: 450 m a.s.l.

  • Vineyard size: 3 hectares

  • Farming: sustainable, no use of herbicides or pesticides

  • Time of harvest: beginning to middle of October

  • Winemaking process: alcoholic fermentation for 7-8 days in temperature-controlled rotofermenters; malolactic fermentation in oak 20-22 months in entirely new, medium toast French oak barrels transfer to stainless steel vats for 3 months before bottling; aging in bottle for an additional 12 months no filtration, no clarifying 3 years after harvest