2013 la spinetta, barolo, campe
Why We're Buying
If you know La Spinetta for one thing, it's this Barolo. Campè contains 100% nebbiolo and comes from vines with an average age of 70 years old. The result is a rich and intensely aromatic red wine with assertive tannins and an oaky finish. La Spinetta only releases 7,000 bottles per year, so investing opportunities don't last long.
A sinewy red, with a tight grain to the dense tannins, supporting cherry, raspberry, Szechuan peppercorn and tobacco flavors in the right proportions. Fine length. Opens up with air, but this will be better in several years. Best from 2021 through 2038.
La Spinetta's 2013 Barolo Campè is bright, intense and driven, with beams of acidity and tannin that give the wine its shape. In 2013, the Campè offers a good bit of tension and overall structure that works to balance the overt fruit that is such a Spinetta signature. Even so, the palate feel is one of creaminess and supple texture, which makes this a rare 2013 that will drink well with minimal cellaring. Sweet red cherry, plum, spice, menthol, rose petal and anise meld into the super-expressive finish. This is another impressive Barolo from La Spinetta. The 2013 was aged in a combination of cask, new French oak and used French oak. Antonio Galloni
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This wine was released last year, but I never had the opportunity to taste it back then. Giorgio Rivetti was kind enough to open a bottle of the beautiful 2013 Barolo Campè Vürsù so that I could fill in the void in the database. This is an impactful and exceptional wine from a classic vintage. The fruit has had time to integrate, and the aromas appear wrinkle-free today with wild berry that segues directly to spice, tar and ash. These are beautiful results. - Monica Larner
Intense aromas of sweet tobacco, strawberries and light meat. Full body, soft and silky tannins and a beautiful finish. So much fruit here. Drink in 2019.