La Spinetta Barolo Campe comes from the Campe vineyard in Grinzane Cavour. The vineyard is 8 hectares and the vines are between 35-45 years old. The wine then ages for two years, medium toasted, French oak barrique.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 95
"This is a superb set of wines from Giorgio Rivetti. The 2008 Barbareschi are among the strongest wines of the year, while the 2007 Barolo Campe is the best wine to emerge from Rivetti’s vineyards in Grinzane Cavour. The La Spinetta style focusing on wines of great textural richness remains intact, but is dialed in to a greater degree with each passing vintage. There is no doubt the 2007 Barolo Campe is impressive. It is a beautifully balanced wine layered with opulent, super-ripe fruit, new leather and licorice. The French oak is beautifully balanced in this broad-shouldered Barolo, while the fruit avoids the overripe tendencies of the past. The wine holds up perfectly in the glass, which hasn’t always been the case. Tar, licorice and spices wrap around the intense finish. This is the finest vintage of Campe to date. Kudos to Giorgio Rivetti and his team for this fabulous effort."
Stephen Tanzer (ST): 94
"Deep, youthfully reticent aromas of red fruits and cocoa powder. Richer and deeper than the 2008 but much less expressive today and a bit more angular. Surprising acidity is nicely supported by a strong impression of dry extract. This very rich but classically dry Barolo finishes with outstanding breadth and length but will need at least as long in the cellar as the 2008, which is sexier today."
Wine Spectator (WS): 91
"A rangy, feral red, revealing flavors of eucalyptus, medicinal herbs and leather, accented by oak. There's a beam of black currant fruit underneath, and this has stiff tannins on the finish now, so be patient."