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La Spinona Barolo Sori Gepin
Azienda Agricola La Spinona
Italy - Piemonte - Barolo DOCG

The Beruttis bought 4 hectares in 1994 in the then relatively unknown zone of Novello which lies on the confines of Monforte and Barolo. A Sorì is an entirely south-facing vineyard. This Sori lies at 230 meters. It is named for the great grandfather that started the Barbaresco vineyards. The vines are an average of 40 years old. The first vintage was the 1996.

Brilliant deep ruby red with garnet reflections. Rich fruity bouquet with hints of violets, spice and mature berries. Densely structured with full, complex flavors of ripened red fruits, wood and earth tones. A huge wine of elegant proportions that becomes velvety and graceful with aging.

Specifications
Appellation
Barolo DOCG
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
100% Nebbiolo
Agricultural Practices
Organic
Vinification
After a soft pressing there is a cold maceration of 24 hours a 12°C Fermentation in stainless steel at 29-30 °C under temperature controlled conditions for 20-25 days on the skins with a pumping over of the juice for 10 minutes every 2 hours and a 2 minute rotation with vertical paddles also every 2 hours. Racking a soft pressing so as to obtain only the best wine. Malolactic occurs naturally at 20°C. The wine is aged for 18 months in Slavonian oak and Allier oak casks of 2500 liters and 1 year in the bottle.
Pairings

Excellent with wild game, roast, braised or stewed red meats, truffle dishes and aged cheeses.

Reviews and News

2015 La Spinona Barolo Sori Gepin - 93 PTS - VINOUS

2015 La Spinona Barolo Sori Gepin - 93 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"The 2015 Barolo Sori' Gepin needs quite a bit of air to open, but it is so expressive as that starts to happen. Dried flowers, cedar, tobacco and autumn leaves are laced together in a mid-weight, savory Barolo loaded with character. The 2015 remains nervy and taut, but that is the house style. - Antonio Galloni"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (October 2020), 93 pts

 

2015 La Spinona Barolo Sori Gepin - 93 PTS - JS

2015 La Spinona Barolo Sori Gepin - 93 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"This is very tight and focused with dried-strawberry, rust, conifer and burnt-orange aromas and flavors. It’s full-bodied, tight and powerful with solid tannins that turn round and attractive. Drink in 2023 and onwards."

- James Suckling (August 2020), 93 pts

 

2011 La Spinona Barolo Sori Gepin - 94 PTS - Editors' Choice - WE

2011 La Spinona Barolo Sori Gepin - 94 PTS - Editors' Choice - WE

wine enthusiast 94 pts"Alluring aromas of fragrant blue flower, woodland berry, forest floor and pipe tobacco slowly take shape in this compelling wine. Gorgeous and full-bodied, the palate delivers ripe morello cherry while licorice, cinnamon and crushed herb add depth. Polished tannins provide the elegant framework. Drink through 2026. - KERIN O’KEEFE"

- Wine Enthusiast (December 2017), 94 pts - Editors' Choice

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Producer Information: Azienda Agricola La Spinona

The two Pietro Beruttis, grandfather and grandson, are well known and respected in the
Barbaresco area and have received much acclaim both nationally and internationally for their wines. The
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