Exceptional Terroir Driven BaroloLa Spinetta
expanded their portfolio in 2000 after purchasing 20 acres of Nebbiolo
in Grinzane Cavour, Piedmont
. The previous owners of the Campè vineyard sold grapes in bulk to other producers in the area. Mass production resulted in extremely high yields and chemical use on the vines. However, once La Spinetta and the Rivettis family took over, this south-facing hillside property reduced yields by 75 percent and cut out chemicals altogether creating stronger, healthier vines.
The 2006 vintage is an execptional Barolo
that reflects the unique terroir the Rivettis family revitalized. The wine has notes dark red fruit including plum, fig and raspberry that leads to a long finish and silky tannins. The wine sits in new, medium toasted French oak for 24 months then it is transferred to stainless steel vats for 9 more months before bottle aging for 12 more moths. It can be enjoyed young or aged for years to come.