Wine Details

La Spinetta Barolo Campé Riserva DOCG (Magnum)

Grapes for the magnum Riserva come exclusively from the highest part of the Campè vineyard, the best location for these sustainably-farmed vines, tended without the use of pesticides or herbicides (or even tractors or heavy machinery that might compress the earth). The result is a harvest of the purest, most exceptional grapes, which are then transformed into an intense vibrant red wine, with subtle and complex aromas of strawberries, red roses, citrus and fresh hazelnuts. This is full- bodied, yet reserved and beautiful Barolo with an incredible backbone of firm, composed tannins. The silky texture and extraordinary depth of fruit mesmerize up to the very end of the Campè Riserva’s long, long finish. Released 10 years after harvest.

Region:

Producer:

La Spinetta Piedmont

Varietal:

100% Nebbiolo

Vineyard:

Campe, Ginzane Cavour

Yield:

2,500 bottles (0.75l)

Aging:

36 months in entirely new, medium toast French oak barrels

Alcohol content:

14.5%

pH level:

3.6

Acidity:

5.50%

Production:

800 Magnums

Soil:

Calcareous

Training:

Guyot

Average altitude:

280 m a.s.l.

Vinification:

Alcoholic fermentaiton 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, Castagnole Lanze

Bottling:

Transfer to stainless steel vats for 9 months before bottling, aging in bottles for an additional 5-6 years

Release:

10 years after harvest

Evolution:

Flavors:

Full bodied yet reserved and beautiful with an incredible backbone of firm and composed tannins that form a gorgeous tannis line, silky texture with incredible depth of fruit and a long, long finish

Colors:

Intense, vibrant red

Aromas:

Subtle and complex aromas with strawberries, red roses, citrus and fresh hazelnuts

Recent press reviews

97

La Spinetta Barolo Campé Riserva DOCG (Magnum) 2009

Wine Advocate (97)- "An homage to Barolo, the so-called "king of wines," this magnum features a lion on its front label instead of the estate's trademark rhinoceros. The La Spinetta 2009 Barolo Riserva Campè Vürsù (Magnum) is a rare and precious wine with only 600 magnums in existence. Its sheer power roars from within, thanks to a long series of dark and variety-driven aromas. Dried cherry, blackberry, tilled earth, black licorice, exotic spice and campfire ash play leading roles. This vintage also presents balsamic tones of cola, dried ginger and grilled rosemary. It wraps thickly over the palate with integrated tannins and rich textural support."

96

La Spinetta Barolo Campé Riserva DOCG (Magnum) 2008

Wine Advocate (96)- "The 2008 Barolo Riserva Campe Vursu (Magnum) seems to be the most evolved and nuanced of all of the offering from La Spinetta in tasting. It is a dark and well-saturated red wine that just keeps on giving. As this wine continues to unfold over the next decade, watch for more extraordinary notes of pipe tobacco, cola, licorice and hopefully some retained earthy tones of truffle and herbs. This magnum would be a treasure in any cellar."

95+

La Spinetta Barolo Campé Riserva DOCG (Magnum) 2008

Vinous Media (95+)- "The 2008 Barolo Campe (magnum) has aged impeccably. Gracious, silky and perfumed, with striking red berry fruit, the 2008 is in a gorgeous place for drinking now. Readers who own the 2008 in magnum are in for a real treat. The 2008 is floral, lifted and incredibly refined. It is also one of the most complete and alluring wines I have tasted from La Spinetta. "