Torraccia del Piantavigna Ghemme DOCG
90% Nebbiolo and 10% Vespolina. Torraccia del Piantavigna Ghemme DOCG is ruby red verging on gold, with a delicate, elegant and persistent nose that suggests violet and licorice. Dry, powerful and potent on the palate, with soft tannins and good residual acidity.
A classic Ghemme with all the delicate aromas and flavors associated with this great terroir and with a softness and well-integrated structure thanks to long aging.
“The underlying phylosophy of the winery is to make wines that exalt the natural properties of the grape, exploiting the cooler climate of the foothills of the alps to produce wines of elegance. Wood is used sparingly and almost exclusively medium to large casks to not mask the wines natural characteristics. ”
Grapes: 90% Nebbiolo and 10% Vespolina
Vineyards: From 15 acres located on the first hill of Ghemme and the rolling hills behind
Exposure: Mainly West
Altitude: 240 to 320 meters above sea level
Soil: Fluvial-alluvial clay
Vine Training: Guyot
Vine Age: Mainly between 15 and 20 years but 5 acres of old vines were planted in 1973
Year Planted: 1973, 1978, 2000
Time of Harvest: Early October
Vine Density: 4,000 vines per hectare
Total Production: 30,000 bottles
Vinification Process: The grapes are hand-tended and a green harvested to concentrate aromas and flavors. They are hand-picked in early October and transported to the winery in small crates and undergo soft pressing. Fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled steel tanks, monitoring the remontage frequency and the oxygen intake, so as to encourage the extraction of polyphenols and aromas. This is followed by malolactic fermentation.
Aging Process: The wine ages four years in medium French oak barrels of Allier, and large Slovenian oak casks, and rests in the bottle for minimum six months.
Alcohol Content: 13.50%
Winemaker: Mattia Donna/Beppe Caviola
Cellaring: 25+ years