From the producer: The vast majority of our efforts at La Spinetta are dedicated to the vineyards, which are treated with the utmost care, attention and respect, particularly in regards to agronomic practices and production quantities. We utilize no, or the absolute minimum possible amount of chemicals and maintain a relatively small production (only 17-20 hl (3.1-3.3 tons) per hectare). Not having inherited our land through generations of winemakers, our vineyards were carefully selected. All of our vineyards face south, south-east or south-west and most od the vines are quite old (35-65 years). The assertive palate shows oak, licorice, a green note of powdered sage and the barest hint of dried sour cherry. Wood-driven tannins lead to a raspy finish.