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Every weekend, we showcase and open a special bottle of wine for you to sample, hand-picked by our sommelier team.
Each wine has been chosen for its prestige and critical acclaim, available by the glass at cost price offering you the opportunity to broaden your vinous horizons
1997 Barbaresco, La Spinetta, Vignetto Gallina, Piedmont, Italy
£35 per 125ml glass. Current wine list price - £225.00.
I have selected one of the greatest examples of the Nebbiolo grape. 1997 is always regarded as a great vintage in Italy. It is a very delicate grape variety almost similar to Pinot Noir but with a heavier structure. To me, Barbaresco tends to be more silky and delicate than its neighbouring appellation, Barolo. The wine develops ripe dark cherries, plums and cooked strawberries aromas followed by a touch of violet, cedar wood and truffle with an earthy note and showing a soft and feminine palate. This wine pairs perfectly with our Duck dish.