La Spinetta (Piedmont)

Barolo 'Campe'

Barolo 'Campe'

Barolo Campe La Spinetta wood case
  • Nebbiolo from the upper and central part of the Garretti vineyard in Grinzane Cavour, which is thought to be the best section of the cru
  • 70-year-old vines south facing
  • Alluvial soil atop calcareous clay at 280 meters above sea level
  • Fermentation and maceration in rotofermenters for 14 days
  • Aged for 24 months in French oak barriques (30% new, medium toast)
  • Bottled unfined/unfiltered and aged an additional one year at the winery before release

In the spring of 2000, the Rivetti family acquired the 8ha Campè Vineyard, thus fulfilling one of Giorgio’s long-time dreams. The family took over this south-facing hillside from a producer who never had intentions of making a great wine. In fact, all of the grapes were being sold in bulk to other Barolo producers, and the yields were at the high end of the allowable range for the region. Through a rigorous green harvest, La Spinetta reduced the previous production by 75%, leaving just 25% of the fruit on the vine. The usage of chemicals in the vineyard was prohibited and instead fertilization was carried out utilizing horse manure and extensive manual work throughout the year. Today, the vineyard is full of healthy, strong vines that are approximately 70 years old and produce exceptionally low yields of extremely high-quality fruit. Campè is a true Cinderella story in Barolo!

Info

Vintage:
2004
Country:
Italy
Region:
Piedmont
Appellation:
Barolo
Variety:
Nebbiolo
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic

Sizes Available

Full Bottle IT-RIP-31-04 6/750ml

Press & Reviews

Spectator
Score
95
Date
0000-00-00
Vinous Media
Score
94+
Date
2015-05-01
"The 2004 Barolo Riserva Campè is deeper, richer and darker than the straight Campè bottling. Interestingly, the French oak is also better balanced. Today, the 2004 boasts considerable intensity and resonance, both of which suggest it will drink well for a number of years. All the elements are very nicely balanced in an opulent, lush Barolo built on texture."

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