2017 La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina
2017 La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina, Red wine from Barbaresco DOCG, Italy.
Aromas of celery, grilled vegetables and eucalyptus oil form the unusual nose. The full-bodied assertive palate offers the merest suggestions of prunes soaked in spirits, menthol, powdered sage and a hint of roasted coffee bean. Close-grained tannins generate a bracing, mouth-drying finish.
These Barbaresco wines are often light in color, but filled with tart berry flavors mixed with flavors of dry earth, spices, and potpourri.
The Nebbiolo grape produces powerful wines. The wines from Barbaresco are its most feminine and elegant, but they can be as exciting and exhilarating as their neighboring Barolo wines.
These wines have high acidity and tannin, so they are best after a couple years of aging. Once they get a few years in bottle, they reveal invigorating aromas of tart cranberries and cherries, cardamom, potpourri, and dry earth. They are generally a lighter reddish orange in color, but they are not light on flavor.
If you ever wished that Pinot Noir had the punch of Cab, this might be the wine for you!