Vinous 89 points - The 2012 Langhe Nebbiolo is an excellent introduction to the house style of La Spinetta. Juicy and inviting, with plenty of up-front appeal, the 2012 is quite expressive today. Sweet red cherries, herbs and French oak are all pushed forward in a supple, inviting Nebbiolo to drink over the next few years.
Balsamic and underbrush flavors surround the core of cherry in this firmly structured, sinewy red. There's ample fruit, imparting a lasting balance. Requires patience to open up fully. Best from 2016 through 2028.
|Wine maker notes
|Vinification and ageing: Maceration on the skin in temperature-controlled rotary fermentors for 7-8 days and then aged in new French barriques for 10-12 months.