La Spinetta Barolo Garretti 2017

La Spinetta Barolo Garretti 2017

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We first produced this wine in 2001 and it is one that we only release limited amounts to the global marketplace. Our 2017 vintage of Garretti was striking -- following the incredible (once in a generation) style of 2016, this vintage was beautiful and fruit-forward. The season was hot and dry, which increased the concentration of fruit and tannic structure, enhancing the complexity and intensity of the resulting wine. Once the grapes were hand-harvested, primary fermentation occurred in temperature-controlled vats for 10 days before transfer to used French oak barrels. The wine aged for 22 months in barrel before bottling and resting before release.

Press Notes:

93 points, Robert Parker Wine Advocate – “With a lion on its front label to represent Barolo, the "King of Wines," the La Spinetta 2017 Barolo Garretti is a wine of depth, dark fruit and concentration. This vintage delivers power and lots of momentum that you feel in the weight of the fruit, the aromatic intensity and the structure. The wine's alcohol measures 14.5%, and that, too, contributes to the overall brawn and muscle. This 10,000-bottle production appears very youthful and still nervous, so put it aside in your cellar for best results.” – Monica Larner