Ghemme Balsina DOCG 2016 - Ioppa
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The Ghemme Balsina DOCG from Ioppa is a wine that embodies the quintessence of Upper Piedmont, a region that is a treasure trove of oenological delights. Produced from a blend of 85% Nebbiolo and 15% Vespolina, this wine comes from Romagnano Sesia, in the province of Novara. The vineyard is located on a gravelly slope with south-west exposure, in the prized Balsina area. The soil is alluvial, rich in minerals and fragments of gravel, which give the wine a distinctive minerality. Aging in Slavonian oak which does not cover the complex profile nor the characteristic of this Cru Balsina. The visual appearance is fascinating, with ruby shades that catch the eye. On the nose, there are notes of red fruits, spices and a touch of leather. In the mouth, the wine is balanced, with soft tannins and an aromatic persistence that leaves a lasting impression. This wine pairs beautifully with red meats, mature cheeses and Piedmontese cuisine. It is the ideal companion for an elegant dinner or a special occasion.
Denomination: Ghemme DOCG
Grapes: Nebbiolo and Vespolina
Region: Piedmont (IT), Romagnano Sesia (NO)
Refinement: Oak barrels
Serving temperature: 16/18°C
Alcohol content: 13.5% vol.
The Ioppa winery is a family-run business located in Romagnano Sesia, in Upper Piedmont. The winery is located on a hill overlooking the surrounding vineyards, the Sesia river valley and the Monte Rosa mountain. Ioppa produces a variety of wines, including Ghemme DOCG and Colline Novaresi DOC wines. The Ioppa family has a long history of growing grapes since 1852, over the generations the winery has undergone many expansions and the current owners, Gianpiero and Giorgio Ioppa, have tripled the size of the estate to over 20 hectares and built a new facility modern, today it is an example of success for the area. The soil of the vineyards is a mixture of clay and sand with gravel-like pebbles which influence the characteristics of the aged wines. The Ioppa cellar is underground and contains oak barrels and barriques for the aging of Ghemme, Ghemme Cru and Vespolina wines. In addition to traditional manufacturing techniques, Ioppa also uses modern technology and equipment to ensure the highest quality of its products.