Wine Details

La Spinetta Barolo Campé 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 Campé DOCG 2016

Vinous Media (97)- "The 2016 Barolo Campe is superb. Dark, potent and powerful, the 2016 possesses tremendous intensity to match its dark , virile personality. More than anything else, in the 2016 the Campe offers a captivating interplay of fruit and structure. The 2016 is not a shy wine; rather it is a rich and hedonistic to the core, while maintaining a striking sense of translucence. Black cherry, chocolate, espresso, licorice and clove all build in to the huge finish. In a word: Superb. In the 2016 Giorgio Rivetti and his team made a Barolo with a sense of classicism I have never seen before to this degree in a La Spinetta wine. "

96

La Spinetta Barolo Campé DOCG 2016

Wine Advocate (96)- "The Campè vineyard is above Garretti in Grinzane Cavour. La Spinetta's 2016 Barolo Campè Vürsù draws its fruit from the upper part of the vineyard where the topsoils are shallow and the vines are oldest, aged 70+ years. Fruit comes from a three-hectare site with beautiful southern exposures. This beautiful wine opens to a velvety and dark appearance with dark garnet highlights. To the nose, it produces dark primary fruit with dried blackberry and plum, but you also get savory notes of spice, tar and dried licorice root. The wine shows a firm backbone, but the tannins are nicely tucked into the greater fiber and power of the mouthfeel."

96

La Spinetta Barolo Campé DOCG 2016

James Suckling (96)- "As always, this shows loads of dried flowers and dried peaches and persimmons; it’s a ripe and unique wine. A cascade of tannins follows, enveloping the mouth in chewy sensations from top to bottom, flanked in dried-berry flavors. Full-bodied and dense, but agile and inviting. Drink in 2026."