2012 La Spinetta, "Garretti" Barolo, Piedmont

Press and Tasting Notes

EXTREMELY LIMITED ----- Get ahead of the curve on this one. The 2012 vintage in Piedmont was splendid; and this particular Barolo is always a candidate for wine of the vintage. "It shows great power and density with fleshy fruit, dried cherry and prune. The mouthfeel is round and dense, supported amply by the firm tannins at the back." ---- With ... Read More »

A Merchant's Pick


Featured December 09, 2014

THE REVIEW

Sold out since September, we were thrilled to learn more of this blockbuster Barolo is available.
    Barolo facts: 1) The 2010 vintage in Piedmont was spectacular; 2) La Spinetta is one of the finest Barolo producers in all of Italy; and 3) Spinetta's 2010 Garretti sold out the first time and is sure to sell out again!
    Made famous by their $150 Campe Barolo, La Spinetta is arriving Friday and we already have a waiting list. Receiving 94 points from James Suckling, the price and quality of this Piedmont red is too compelling to ignore.
    The fruit in this stunner is sourced from Spinetta's famed Campe Vineyard. You get all the nuance and terroir of its big brother Campe at literally a 1/3 the price.
    This captivating Barolo is graced with crushed flowers, berries, spices, mint and flavors of macerated cherry, medicinal herbs, and hints of orange peel. Elegant and lively with a firm tannin backbone, La Spinetta's Vigneto Garretti is cellar-worthy as well as approachable today. Decant now if you have the opportunity, cellar for another 10 years if you have the willpower, or choose a combination of the two.
    Enjoy this big-time Barolo with fresh pappardelle in a wild boar ragu. Amazing!Read More »

Region

Piedmont

In northern Italy, Piedmont is home to a number of grape varietals.  Among them is the "noble grape" Nebbiolo.  Grown in several sub-regions, the most popular Nebbiolos hail from Barolo, Barbaresco, Langhe, Gattinara and ... Read More »

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