Ghiomo Nebbiolo d’Alba “Sansteu” DOC ’17

Region: Alba, Italy
Varietal(s): Nebiollo
Size: 750 ml
Type: ,

Cause Supported: Children

$25.00

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Additional Information

Alcohol: 12.0%

Style: Dry, Medium Bodied

Vendor: Ghiomo, Maritime Wine Trading Co.

Vintage: 2018

Practice: Organic

Winemaker Notes

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.

The grapes:
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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