Ghemme DOCG 2015 (90% Nebbiolo, 10% Vespolina) 6 x 75cl
For a wine to be called Ghemme, it must not only come from the selected D.O.C.G. vineyards, but the yield cannot exceed 2,200 kg per acre, it must age for at least 3 years. The exclusivity of the wine is also linked to the fact that the D.O.C.G. covers a mere 140 acres of the finest vineyards in the area. The soil is of fluvial and alluvial origin, from the glacial river which ran down from Monte Rosa. It is quite heavy with clay content and relatively acidic. Most importantly, cool air flows down from the mountains, providing large thermal differences between night and day, favouring the development of full aromas in the grape. Ghemme is a rich fullbodied wine with strong tannins that require significant ageing. A unique wine known throughout the ages for its richness, fullness of flavour and ability to mesmerise when at its best. Not as well-known as its sister wine, Gattinara, Ghemme, with a growing number of quality producers creating superb wines, is undoubtedly destined to regain its stature as one of the most prestigious wine-growing areas of Italy.
About the brand
Torraccia of Piantavigna started in the early 1850’s from a small vineyard planted by Peter Piantavigna. They are situated in Ghemme, in Upper Piedmont, at the foot of Monte Rosa, one of the most emblematic Italian mountains.
Today they have an area of 38 hectares planted with native grapes of great tradition in the region such as Nebbiolo and Erbaluce. The company produces high quality wines, among which stand out in excellence, the Ghemme and the Gattinara DOCG.
Torraccia del Piantavigna wines have been the subject of numerous awards and prizes over the years. A blend of tradition and innovation, applied in the vineyards and in the cellar, results in wines of great calibre.