Ghemme Riserva 2012 La Torretta
Are you a fan of Barolo Riserva? This is the most cost-effective alternative to some of the greatest of the kind. We are very proud of this "discovery" we made.
This is an 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. For those who find the definition of Nebbiolo as "roses and tar" difficult to understand, try this wine! 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!