La Spinetta Barolo Campè, Barolo DOCG, Piedmont, Italy

La Spinetta Campe Barolo

Denomination – Barolo

Grape variety – 100% nebbiolo

Alcohol content – 14.5% ABV

Awards – 97 pts James Suckling, 94 pts Vinous

Vineyard – Campe vineyard with calcareous soil and vines 52-58 years old

Winemaking – alcoholic fermentation for 7-8 days in temperature-controlled rotofermenters; malolactic fermentation in oak, aged for 24 months in new, medium toast French oak barrels, followed by 9 months in stainless steel vats and 12 months in the bottle.

Unfiltered and unclarified

Tasting notes – Intense, vibrant ruby red with aromas of rose petal, raspberry, mint, and sweet tobacco. Beams of tannin give the wine much of its shape and overall energy, but it is the translucence of the fruit that is the most unique signature. Can age for 25-30 years.

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