La Spinona Barbaresco Bricco Faset
Azienda Agricola La Spinona
Italy - Piemonte - Barbaresco DOCG

The Spinona is a special breed of Piedmontese hunting Dog, which the Berutti’s raise. As the legend goes, this particular dog, Baica, received her place of honor on the label for an act of great heroism. She saved the Berutti’s only son from drowning in the irrigation lake when he was a baby. The son then became a veterinarian to save the dogs and later obtained a degree in agronomy to take care of the vineyards.

This single-vineyard Barbaresco comes from Pietro Berutti's 8 hectares of coveted vineyards on the top of the historic hill, Faset. It is 270 meters above sea level with a south, south-east exposure. The vines are an average of 35 years old. Only organic farming practices are used. The natural fertilizer comes from the 100 head of cattle that they have and no herbicides or pesticides are used.

Barbaresco shows a deep ruby red color with garnet reflections. An intense bouquet with hints of ripe cherries, wild berries and spice. White pepper, licorice and mint blend with enticing floral notes. Mouth-filling and well-structured with a full, velvety body and an austere and long finish.

Barbaresco DOCG
Wine Type
100% Nebbiolo
Agricultural Practices
Hand harvest in late October and placed in in perforated baskets to allow air to pass through the bunches. Soft pressing and cold maceration for 24 hours. Specially selected yeasts are used. Fermentation takes place for 12 to 14 days in stainless steel tanks under temperature controlled conditions. There is a pumping over on the skins. After malolactic fermentation, the wine is racked and goes through a delicate pressing. Aged 12-15 months in large 25 hectolitre wooden barrels of Allier and Slavonian oak and also in Bordeaux casks (tonneaux) and barriques.

Excellent with game, red meats, truffle dishes and aged cheeses.

Reviews and News

2012 La Spinona Barbaresco Bricco Faset - 92 PTS - VINOUS

2012 La Spinona Barbaresco Bricco Faset - 92 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"The 2012 Barbaresco Bricco Fasét hits the palate with a burst of sweet dark cherry, plum, tobacco, licorice, leather and smoke. Burly and virile in style, the 2012 offers plenty of depth and intensity. I would prefer to give this strapping Barbaresco another few years in bottle to shed some tannin. The Barbaresco Bricco Fasét is a classic La Spinona wine."

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (October 2016), 92 pts

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2012 La Spinona Barbaresco Bricco Faset - 90 PTS - JS

2012 La Spinona Barbaresco Bricco Faset - 90 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"A ripe Barbaresco that shows plenty of cherry compote and baking spices, as well as fresher citrus undertones. Full body, round tannins and a fruity finish. Drink now."

- James Suckling (September 2018), 90 pts

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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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