Upon tasting this wine, it becomes immediately apparent that this isn’t your standard Langhe Nebbiolo. The level of complexity and power here is more typical of what you’d find in a Barbaresco, and that’s kind of the secret of this wine. All of the fruit for this wine is coming from La Spinetta’s famed Starderi vineyard in Barbaresco but from the “younger” vines – if twenty years is actually young, that is. The nose on this wine is broad and penetrating, with hints of fresh fruits, violets, and roses. Meanwhile, in the mouth it begins with a soft entrance, followed by gentle but persistent tannins. I’d put this up against many a Barbaresco when it comes to drinking satisfaction.