La Spinetta Barolo Campe 2005

Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy

Item No. 108336
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • ST91
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2000
  • RP94
  • ST92

Winemaker's Notes

The color of the wine displays an intense vibrant ruby red, with a bouquet which shows aromas of flowers and berries, with hints of vanilla and a touch of rosebud. On the palate the wine is full-bodied and very concentrated, with big, chewy tannins and a long, powerful finish. Loaded with fruit and layered with impressive concentration. The wine has the ability to evolve for 25-30 years.
The wine pairs ideally with grilled food, sauced and elaborate red meat as well as wild game.

Critical Acclaim

"Good full red. Highly nuanced nose melds redcurrant, menthol, truffle, marzipan, dried flowers and spicy oak. Then sweet, creamy and surprisingly open-knit, with very good depth and complexity to the flavors of strawberry and dried flowers. The floral quality and an herbal element give lift to this very fresh wine. Rivetti told me he carried out three green harvests in 2005, which allowed him to bring in fully ripe fruit before the damaging early October rains."
91 Points

Learn About La Spinetta Map ItMap It

The Rivetti family story begins in the 1890s, when Giovanni Rivetti, left Piedmont for Argentina. Like many Italians then, he dreamed of returning rich man, perhaps even one day able to make great wine in his homeland. He never did, though his son, Giuseppe Pin did. Pin married Lidia, bought vineyards and began to make wine. In 1977 the family took up residence at La Spinetta (top...

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Learn About Piedmont

(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most...

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Learn About Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo(neh-bee-OH-low) The King of Piedmont Nebbiolo is the key grape in the wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. It is not the most planted variety, but it does make the most distinctive and age-worthy wines. Native to Piedmont, Nebbiolo is a bit of a soil snob - it's finicky about where it grows and has long been the honored red grape of Northern Italy...

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