Wine Details

La Spinetta Barolo Campè DOCG

This Barolo comes from 50+ year-old vines on the four-hectare (10 acres) Campè vineyard surrounding the winery in Grinzane Cavour.  The Campè is powerful and imposing in the glass, with a distinctive nose of violets, blackcurrants and blueberries combined with more vegetal nuances for an overall impression of freshness.  Graphite, smoke and leather add to the impressive depth and density of palate, while remaining vibrantly fruit-centric.  Smooth tannins shape a distinguished, balanced and long wine, to drink now or hold for a few years to enjoy its evolution. 

Region:

Producer:

La Spinetta Piedmont

Varietal:

100% Nebbiolo

Vineyard:

Campe, Ginzane Cavour, 4 ha, south exposure

Yield:

2,500 bottles/ha

Aging:

Aged in new medium toasted French barriques for 24 months, no filtration or clarifying

Alcohol content:

14.5%

Age of vines:

50-55 years

Production:

9,000 bottles

Soil:

Calcareous

Average altitude:

280 m

Vinification:

Alcoholic fermentation for 7-8 days in temperature controlled roto-fermenters, malolactic fermentation in oak

Harvest:

Beginning to middle of October

First vintage:

2000

Cellar:

La Spinetta Campe, Grinzane Cavour

Bottling:

Transfer to stainless steel vats for 9 months before bottling, aging in bottle for another 12 months

Release:

January, 4 years after harvest

Recent press reviews

97

La Spinetta Barolo Campè DOCG 2017

James Suckling (97)- "This is really something, with superb concentration of fruit and tannins. It’s powerful yet harmonious with a muscular sense and agile feel. Blackberries and strawberries with bark and wet-earth undertones. Goes on for a long time on the palate. Give it three to five years of bottle age to come around. Best after 2024."

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La Spinetta Barolo Campè DOCG 2017

Wine Advocate (95)- "The La Spinetta 2017 Barolo Campè Vürsù sources its fruit from the Garretti vineyard in Grinzane Cavour. The wine shows depth, vertical intensity and quite an impressive range of aromas that span redcurrant and berry to hazelnut paste and earthy truffle. Despite the shiny ruby appearance of the wine, this is a full-bodied Barolo with plenty of power and true grit, or what the Italians call "grinta." Give those nervous tannins time and patience."

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La Spinetta Barolo Campè DOCG 2017

Vinous Media (94)- "The 2017 Barolo Campè is a very pretty, elegant wine. Proprietor Giorgio Rivetti did everything right with the 2017, a wine that is so harmonious in the early going. The Campè is bright, punchy and so expressive. A spine of tannin gives the wine energy and shape, with all the elements so nicely balanced. Another few years in bottle will help immeasurably."