The Berutti family’s La Spinona winery is located in Barbaresco but they source this Barolo from the Cascina La Bergera vineyard, a south facing hillside, in the town of Novello. Barolo’s from Novell are less known than those from La Mora or Serralunga but they can be exceptional. Prodicers Elvio Cogno, Le Strette and Vietti are located in Novello. For La Spinona’s Barolo the grapes come from the very high altitude block in the vineyard known as the Sori Gepin. Grapes are hand harvested and cold soaked for 24 hours. Fermentation takes place over 20-25 days. The wine is aged in large oak casks for 30 months. This wine is from the outstanding 2003 vintage and shows beautiful development. It shows attractive complexity on the nose with red and black fruit, spice, tobacco and rose petals. Strawberry fruit on the palate with refreshing acidity. Elegant with lush integrated tannins and richness of flavor.