Costa del Salmino Ghemme DOCG Riserva - 1999
Coste del Salmino is the most complex expression of the Nebbiolo variety for a Ghemme, showing a wine with excellent structure and balance. The grapes are harvested from the oldest vines of the winery, which deliver concentrated, intense wines. This wine is only produced in the best vintages.
Rovellotti winery is a family business for more than 600 years located in Ghemme in the Piemonte region. The effort of the winery during the years permitted to be nowadays one of the greatest wine producers of Ghemme and an inspiration for the younger generation. The Rovellotti family has always respected the tradition of the area and throughout the years has become a benchmark producer for the wines produced in the appellation. The winery works with the traditional grapes of the area, such as Nebbiolo (locally called Spanna) and other minor grapes. The wines from Ghemme have a distinct character to the rest of the region thanks to the special clay-based, acidic, and rich in minerals soil.
Medium concentrate garnet with an orange hue. Red plum, cranberry, red cherry, dry roses. Hints of leather, truffle, herbs, and baking spices. The palate is powerful with a great depth and a very long finish.
The fermentation occurs in stainless steel vat and the aging is carried in a large wooden barrel for 42 months.
|NAME:||Costa del Salmino Ghemme DOCG Riserva|
|APPELLATION:||Ghemme DOCG Riserva|
|GRAPE VARIETY:||90% Nebbiolo, 10% Vespolina|
|SOIL:||Clay based, volcanic origin|
|AGING:||Large wooden barrels for 42 months|