Wine Details

La Spinetta Barolo Garretti DOCG

Grapes for this Barolo come from the Garretti and Campè vineyards, in the Barolo township of Grinzane Cavour. Typical varietal characteristics of sweet and savory herbs, tobacco, mint, liquorice, berries, roses and spice are laced together in this full-bodied, dense and chewy wine. Beautiful fruit and length paired with polished tannins make for a supple, silky wine that will only continue to improve with age.

Region:

Producer:

La Spinetta Piedmont

Varietal:

100% Nebbiolo

Vineyard:

Garretti, Grinzane Cavour, 2.2 ha, south exposure

Yield:

3,300 bottles/ha

Aging:

Aged in 50% new and 50% one year old medium toasted French oak tonneaux for 20 months, no filtration or clarifying

Alcohol content:

14.0%

Age of vines:

30 years

Production:

8,000 bottles

Soil:

Calcareous

Average altitude:

200 m

Vinification:

Alcoholic fermentation for 7-8 days in temperature controlled roto-ferementers, 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 3 months before bottling, aging in bottles for another 12 months

Release:

January, 4 years after harvest

Recent press reviews

95

La Spinetta Barolo Garretti DOCG 2018

James Suckling (95)- "This is a solid 2018 with medium to full body, chewy tannins and a fruity, smoky, and nutty finish. Needs time to soften. Try after 2025."

93

La Spinetta Barolo Garretti DOCG 2018

Wine Advocate (93)- "The La Spinetta 2018 Barolo Garretti is underlined by a dark and savory quality that appears throughout this experience. Blackberry and dried cherry give the wine solid grounding and a long-lasting taste profile. Those dark fruit tones are amply surrounded by spice, toasted hazelnut and black truffle."

92

La Spinetta Barolo Garretti DOCG 2018

Vinous Media (92)- "The 2018 Barolo Vigneto Garretti is a racy, exuberant wine ideal for drinking over the next handful of years. Juicy dark red/purplish berry fruit, lavender, white chocolate, rose petal, spice, tobacco, licorice and a kiss of new oak are front and center. This is a strong showing from La Spinetta in a vintage that was quite challenging."