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La Spinona Barolo Cru Bergera
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. Bergera comes from the mid part of the vineyard and is dedicated to Pietro's grandfather who started the estate.

The wine shows a brilliant deep ruby red with garnet reflections. Rich fruity bouquet with hints of cherries, violets liquorice and mint. Good structure with full, cherry-ripe flavors. The tannins are gentle and the spice subtle. It is an elegant wine of great finesse and drinkability.

Specifications
Appellation
Barolo DOCG
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
100% Nebbiolo Lampia
Vinification
After a soft pressing there is a cold maceration of 24 hours a 12°C In stainless steel at 29-30 °C under temperature controlled conditions for 15 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. It is then racked and lightly pressed to obtain the best wine.. Malolactic occurs naturally at ambient temperature (20C).
The wine is aged for 18 months in Slavonian oak of 40 hectoliters 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 Cru Bergera - 94 PTS - JS

2015 La Spinona Barolo Cru Bergera - 94 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"This is a dense, serious red with dried-strawberry, orange-peel and walnut character on the nose and palate. Full body and firm, chewy tannins that are polished and refined at the same time. This needs time to soften, but I like the sleek, linear path in the center palate. Drink after 2023."
- James Suckling (August 2020), 94 pts

2015 La Spinona Barolo Cru Bergera - 93 PTS - WE

2015 La Spinona Barolo Cru Bergera - 93 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 93 pts"Aromas of scorched earth, camphor, grilled herb and leather lead the nose, along with a whiff of iris. The tightly knit, rather austere palate offers dried cherry, cassis, star anise and a hint of game set against assertive, close-grained tannins that grip the close. - KERIN O’KEEFE"
- Wine Enthusiast (September 2020), 93 pts

2015 La Spinona Barolo Cru Bergera - 92 PTS - VINOUS

2015 La Spinona Barolo Cru Bergera - 92 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"The 2015 Barolo Bergera is raw and driving in feel, but also surprisingly accessible given its natural intensity. Spice, dried rose petal, red cherry, mint and orange peel give this burly Barolo a good deal of aromatic and flavor complexity. The Bergera is not an easy wine, but rather a Barolo in which the various elements push and pull against each other. Even so, it is undeniably attractive and certainly full of character. - Antonio Galloni"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (October 2020), 92 pts

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
Berutti’s ...
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