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

93

La Spinetta Barolo Garretti DOCG 2017

Wine Advocate (93)- "With a lion on its front label to represent Barolo, the "King of Wines," the La Spinetta 2017 Barolo Garretti is a wine of depth, dark fruit and concentration. This vintage delivers power and lots of momentum that you feel in the weight of the fruit, the aromatic intensity and the structure. The wine's alcohol measures 14.5%, and that, too, contributes to the overall brawn and muscle. This production appears very youthful and still nervous, so put it aside in your cellar for best results."

94

La Spinetta Barolo Garretti DOCG 2017

James Suckling (94)- "Lots of dried roses with stems to the strawberry and cherry character. It’s full-bodied and chewy with lots of fruit and wood tannins that pucker your mouth now. But it should come around nicely with bottle age."

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La Spinetta Barolo Garretti DOCG 2017

Vinous Media (90)- "The 2017 Barolo Vigneto Garretti is gracious and nicely lifted right out of the gate. Sweet floral notes and red berry fruit give the 2017 tons of immediacy. This mid-weight, perfumed Barolo from La Spinetta will drink well right out of the gate. I would prefer to drink it over the next decade or so."