Style: Dry, Medium Bodied
Vendor: Ghiomo, Maritime Wine Trading Co.
From the vineyards of Sansteu and Fusot, which face south-east and grow on marl soils. Technical characteristics: The vineyards are cultivated according to the classical Guyot method, with short trimming. By thinning out the fruit by 25-30% (depending on the age) should produce about three pounds of fruit from each vine.
Winemaking: The grapes are harvested when already slightly over matured—each bunch individually inspected—and put into small perforated cages containing 22 pounds. Within a few hours after the grapes have been harvested, they are transported to the winery and are pressed. Then a light carbonic cold steeping follows. The fermentation is conducted under a controlled temperature of 86°F following frequent and delicate pumping over. The steeping on the dregs of pressed grapes is long (about 300 hours). The new wine is maintained in stainless steel tanks under a controlled temperature in order to allow the final alcoholic fermentation and subsequently the spontaneous malolactic fermentation.
Aging: The Nebbiolo d’Alba rests for 12 months in oak casks and then a further six months in the bottle in order to blend the great structure of this wine.
Organoleptic notes: Intense, ruby red color with fruity, fresh and vinous bouquet. Medium-bodied and well-structured blended with a slight hint of oak. Very intense, round and persuasive aftertaste.
Gastronomic pairings: To be served with flavorsome main courses, game and cheese.
About the Winery
Ghiomo wine estate was first established in the early 1800’s, and takes its name from the Ghiomo farmhouse, formerly a monastery, in Guarene, in the heart of the Roero area just 2 miles from Alba, home to world famous wines.
We take particular pride in the way wine is so deep-rooted in our long-standing country traditions.
It is now becoming quite customary for Italian and foreign wine-drinkers to seek out products of superior quality made by small or medium-sized wineries, where there is more opportunity for their differences – in themselves a synonym of creativity and excellence – to be brought out to the full.
The vineyards: Vigna Fussot and Vigna Granda:
Strictly traditional growing methods are followed in the vineyard, and for several years now the REGIONAL CROP FARMING PROJECT 2078/92 – designed to reduce the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides – has been followed to guarantee that the grapes and the wines themselves are as natural as possible.
These are the right blend of hard work and the gifts of nature. Good wine will never be made from below-standard grapes, and one vintage will never be the same as another. This is what makes drinking a glass of wine so exciting.
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