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

94

La Spinetta Barolo Garretti DOCG 2016

Wine Advocate (94)- "From the Garretti cru in Grinzane Cavour, in the comune where La Spinetta has its ultra modern winery. The 2016 Barolo Vigneto Garretti offers a generous and accessible personality that makes this wine optimal for near or medium-term drinking. The bouquet is layered and rich with dark fruit, licorice, tar and toasted aniseed. The tannins are nicely managed in this vintage, showing both power and elegance."

92

La Spinetta Barolo Garretti DOCG 2016

Vinous Media (92)- "The 2016 Barolo Vigneto Garretti is bold, racy and super-expressive. Succulent dark cherry, lavender, spice, menthol, red flowers, licorice, and French oak all meld together in this creamy, racy wine form La Spinetta. The Garretti captures all of the richness and pedigree of the year in a forward, succulent style that is sure to find many admires. This is an especially strong vintage for this wine, though it needs another year in bottle for the big tannins to soften. I won't be surprised if the 2016 truns out to be even better than this note sugguests; today it is absolutely delicious. "

94

La Spinetta Barolo Garretti DOCG 2015

James Suckling (94)- "The tar and roses are certainly here on the nose with ripe fruit, too. Full-bodied, dense and chewy with beautiful fruit and length. Chewy, polished and compact. Needs two or three years to soften. Drink in 2022."