La Spinetta Langhe Nebbiolo 2019
It is evident that this wine is a blend of nebbiolo from Spinetta's 3 Barbaresco vineyards in Neive . The nose is broad and penetrating, with hints of fresh fruits, violets, and roses. Meanwhile, in the mouth it begins with a soft entrance, followed by gentle but persistent tannins. Pair with stewed snails, Fassona ribs (Piedmontese cattle).
The 2019 Langhe Nebbiolo is a dark, powerful wine. The core of the fruit comes from young vines from Starderi. This is an especially opulent style where richness prevails over varietal character. Personally, I don't find this super-concentrated style that appealing, but I am sure some Vinous readers will feel differently. Black cherry, plum, spice and leather linger.