Ghemme Anno Primo

  • Antichi Vigneti di Cantalupo
  • Piemonte, Italy

Method & Production

Anno Primo, which translates to "first year", is a special wine for Antichi Vigneti di Cantalupo, being the first wine to be produced by the winery in 1974. The Nebbiolo grapes for this wine are hand-harvested from four different estate vineyards; Carella, Baraggiola Valera and Cavenago. The grapes were destemmed and then delicately pressed. Fermentation was at a controlled temperature of 30°C. After fermentation the wine was transferred to oak casks for 20 months before being bottled. 

Tasting notes

"The 2015 Ghemme Anno Primo is a powerful, bold wine. Muscular tannins wrap around a core of red cherry, spice, mint, new leather, licorice, blood orange, dried flowers and earthy notes. There is quite a bit of depth here, but also some elements of rusticity that are likely to remain. This powerhouse Ghemme needs quite a bit of air, and food to match!" 91 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (March 2022)

Food matching

Roast or braised red meat and game.