Ghemme Riserva 2009 La Torretta
The Golden label is well deserved for this incredibly lush, luxuriantly rich wine from 40-year old vines. Their roots reach well below the upper layers of morainic sands and clay, through a layer of lime, and are smoother in taste than most of their younger siblings. The texture is almost solid and the long time in a small oak barrel (500 litres) has smoothed the edges. It contains all the wealth of viola and rose, maraschino and black cherry, plum and chocolate of great Nebbiolo, resting on a comforting base of “manly” flavours such as pipe tobacco, old leather, dark cocoa and tar. It is superb on its own, but we recommend it to finish a meal of serious red meat, in particular venison, during which you enjoyed the “Ghemme Il Motto”. When your stomach is happy but your palate is craving for a finishing touch, or even an after dinner noble drop, this important great red is the perfect conclusion!
Nebbiolo 100% Natural fermentation followed by maceration on the skins for at least 35 days Manually selected bunches with low yields from 40-year old vines Soil: fluvioglacial clay and lime, with acid pH, in Ghemme Altitude: 300 m above sea level Ageing: 4 years in a small oak barrel with 500 litres capacity, then 4 years in bottle prior to release
Life expectancy: 30+ years
Only 666 numbered bottles are released per year!