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

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La Spinetta Barolo Campè DOCG 2018

James Suckling (96)- "A solid and powerful 2018 with plum, earth, black truffle and mahogany aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, chewy and rich at the end for the vintage. Try after 2025."

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La Spinetta Barolo Campè DOCG 2018

Wine Advocate (95)- "Boasting an orange lion on the label meant to symbolize "Barolo, the king on wines," the La Spinetta 2018 Barolo Campè Vürsù is bold, elegant and firm. In a vintage that often delivers understated wines, this expression feels especially intense, ripe and thickly layered. Dark fruit, plum, earth and spice rose from the bouquet. The tannins stand out in the 2018."

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La Spinetta Barolo Campè DOCG 2018

Vinous Media (94)- "La Spinetta's 2018 Barolo Campè possesses uncommon depth for the year. There's terrific breadth in the dark red cherry/plum fruit. New leather, spice, tobacco, menthol, licorice and orange peel notes. Like all wines in 2018, the Campè is on the lighter side. Even so, proprietor Giorgio Rivetti clearly got the best out of the vintage."