Ghemme Collis Carellæ, Antichi Vigneti di Cantalupo

Type: Red Wine
Style: Earthy & Savoury
Vintage: 2013
Grape Variety: Nebbiolo
ABV: 14.0%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Pairing Notes
Pasta / Noodles
Red Meat
Wine Notes
Now - 10 Yrs
Flavours Black Cherry, Forest Floor, Rose
About the wine

A deep, powerful and mature Nebbiolo coming from the heights of Piedmont, on the shores of the Sesia river. This is a magical red and for all you fans of Barolo and Barbaresco, make your way around Alto-Piemonte and you'll be wowed by what you find. This single vineyard Ghemme (a Nebbiolo appelation that across the river from Gattinara) offers cherry fruit, blood orange, pomegranate and crandberry fruit, alongside leather, earth and truffles with a super impressive length and balance.

Cantalupo is one of the msot famous producers of Ghemme, their traditional approach to crafting 100% Nebbiolo wines struck us when we first tasted. They cultivate 35 hectares of vines and the business has been in the family since the '60s. Their vineyards sit at 400m above sea level and the soil has volcanic remnants, which is why the wines here are so much fresher and more mineral than the Nebbiolo wines found in the Langhe. We are huge fans of the appellations in Alto-Piemonte, they offer such a brilliant introduction to the age-worth wines of Italy. Ghemme needs to be on your list to taste, and you won't find many better than this Ghemme Collis Carelae from Cantalupo.

About the wine

Pairing this wine is such a pleasure, the earthy flavours partnered with the fresh backbone and juicy fruits open it up to so much. Try with roasted game meats, or a porcini risotto, or a mature, hard cheese