A selection of the more mature Nebbiolo grapes are hand harvested from the Breclema vineyard in the second half of October. The grapes are destemmed and lightly pressed. Fermentation takes place at 28-30°C, from the second day of processing two punch downs a day are carried out in order to favour the extraction of the anthocyanins and the polymerised tannins from the skins. The wine aged is 42 months in Slavonian oak (12/15/30 hl). The bottles were then stored horizontally for refinement lasting over a year.
Ghemme DOCG Collis Breclemae
- Antichi Vigneti di Cantalupo
- Piemonte, Italy
Method & Production
"The 2009 Ghemme Collis Breclemae is a fabulous choice for readers looking for a wine that is ready to drink. Now eleven years old, the 2009 is still very young but just starting to enter a place where it drinks well. Translucent and expressive, with that extra bit of radiance from the warm year, the 2009 is positively stellar. Succulent red cherry, spice, leather, tobacco and mint all add lovely dimensions of nuance. The 2009 is a wine of pure and total pleasure." 93 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (September 2020)