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La Spinetta Barolo Campe 2007

External Review by Premium Wine & Spirits:

Full red. Deep, youthfully reticent aromas of red fruits and cocoa powder. Richer and deeper than the 2008 but much less expressive today and a bit more angular. Surprising acidity is nicely supported by a strong impression of dry extract. This very rich but classically dry Barolo finishes with outstanding breadth and length but will need at least as long in the cellar as the 2008, which is sexier today.

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La Spinetta:
The Story: The Rivetti family story begins in the 1890s, when Giovanni Rivetti, grandfather of the three Rivetti brothers, Carlo, Bruno and Giorgio, left Piedmont for Argentina. Like many Italians of that time, he dreamed of returning rich and a powerful man, perhaps even one day able to make a great wine in his homeland. He never did, though his son, Giuseppe (nicknamed Pin) did. Pin married ... Read more
The Story: The Rivetti family story begins in the 1890s, when Giovanni Rivetti, grandfather of the three Rivetti brothers, Carlo, Bruno and Giorgio, left Piedmont for Argentina. Like many Italians of that time, he dreamed of returning rich and a powerful man, perhaps even one day able to make a great wine in his homeland. He never did, though his son, Giuseppe (nicknamed Pin) did. Pin married Lidia, bought vineyards and began to make wine. In 1977 the family took up residence at LA SPINETTA (top of the hill) in Castagnole Lanze. It was the heart of the Moscato d’Asti country, home of a rather light and simple dessert wine. But the Rivettis believed that Moscato had the potential for greatness and set out to prove it by making Moscato Bricco Quaglia and Biancospino. Eventually though the family’s vision was even grander. In 1985 LA SPINETTA made its first red wine, Barbera Cà di Pian. After this many great reds followed: In 1989 the Rivettis dedicated their red blend Pin to their father. In 1995 they started to make their first Barbaresco, Gallina. In 1996 and 1997 the Barbarescos Starderi, Barbera d'Alba Gallina and Barbaresco Valeirano follow. In 1998 premiered the Barbera d'Asti Superiore. In 2000 the family’s ambition of also making a Barolo became reality. The Rivettis acquired vineyards in Grinzane Cavour and built a state of the art cellar, Barolo Campè. Since 2003 visitors are welcomed to visit also Campè, outside the town, Grinzane Cavour. In 2001 LA SPINETTA expanded over the borders of Piedmont and acquired 65 hectares of vineyards in Tuscany, between Pisa and Volterra to make three different 100% Sangiovese wines, as Sangiovese to La Spinetta, is the true ambassador of the Tuscan terrain. Read less

External Reviews for La Spinetta Barolo Campe

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
03/27/2013

Full red. Deep, youthfully reticent aromas of red fruits and cocoa powder. Richer and deeper than the 2008 but much less expressive today and a bit more angular. Surprising acidity is nicely supported by a strong impression of dry extract. This very rich but classically dry Barolo finishes with outstanding breadth and length but will need at least as long in the cellar as the 2008, which is sexier today.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
03/27/2013

There is no doubt the 2007 Barolo Campe is impressive. It is a beautifully balanced wine layered with opulent, super-ripe fruit, new leather and licorice. The French oak is beautifully balanced in this broad-shouldered Barolo, while the fruit avoids the overripe tendencies of the past. The wine holds up perfectly in the glass, which hasn’t always been the case. Tar, licorice and spices wrap around the intense finish. This is the finest vintage of Campe to date. Kudos to Giorgio Rivetti and his team for this fabulous effort. To be released in 2012. Anticipated maturity: 2014–2024.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
03/27/2013

A rangy, feral red, revealing flavors of eucalyptus, medicinal herbs and leather, accented by oak. There’s a beam of black currant fruit underneath, and this has stiff tannins on the finish now, so be patient. Best from 2015 through 2035.



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