La Spinetta

La Spinetta

Vürsù Vigneto Starderi Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2013

Here’s a beauteous Barbaresco from La Spinetta that we’re pairing with a homemade Bolognese – one of Mike’s (@deked1) favorites for his special day. 🥳 🎉  #happybirthday

This wine is comprised of 100% Nebbiolo, from Barbaresco DOCG, in the Piedmont region (NW) of Italy. 🇮🇹

Fun to learn that the artist behind the rhinoceros on the label -- originally created in 1515 by German artist, Albrecht Dürer – was both illustrated and carved into wood based only upon writings and descriptions of the animal, without the benefit of the artist ever seeing an image of one. 🦏 🦏

Bravo; ben fatto!  👏👏👏👏 Perhaps its central role on this label is meant to signify the creativity and ingenuity of the winemaker behind this beautiful bottle of wine. 🍷🍷🍷

This wine is beautiful, balanced, with strong structure – vibrant acidity, firm tannins, high alcohol, concentrated and complex aromas and flavors. It is medium garnet and offers developing aromas and flavors of sour cherry, strawberry rhubarb, anise, tomato leaf, dried oregano, violet, nutmeg, clove, cedar, and leather. The finish is long.

La Spinetta Vürsù Vigneto Starderi, Vintage 2013, ABV 14.5%.  Big thank you to @hoythill2011 and @sunfishcellars for the recommendation. 🙏🙏
— a month ago

with Deked1
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@Sharon B @Severn Goodwin 🙏🙏🙏 Cheers!! @Severn Goodwin PS What an awesome experience !!
Mario Vaillancourt

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Happy birthday Mike


@Mario Vaillancourt Merci beaucoup! 🙏🙏

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