Ioppa Ghemme 2016

Ioppa Ghemme 2016

Ioppa Ghemme 2016

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Azienda Agricola Ioppa was established in 1852 in the village of Romagnano Sesia, on the banks of the Sesia River. With a stunning view of Mount Rosa from the winery, it's almost impossible to forget that the Alps play a major role in the climate and soils that make Ghemme one of the most unique terroirs in Italy.

The soils are composed of granite, quartz, and iron left behind from the retreat of the Mount Rosa glacier at the end of the last Ice Age. Further erosion of the Alps and the granite infused sands were moved by the Sesia river. Ghemme is mostly composed of alluvial soils but has one large plateau above the river where the soils are more firm and are a mix of hard clay and mineral rocks of iron and quartz.

The wines of Ioppa are made traditionally with long macerations, light extractions and aged in large cask. They capture the floral side of Nebbiolo and Vespolina.

The Ghemme comes from 2.2 hectares of vineyards in the Ghemme DOCG located in the villages of Ghemme and Romagnano Sesia. The soils are a soft alluvial mix left by the retreat of the Mount Rosa glacier after the last Ice Age and erosion of the Alps by the Sesia river. They are mostly sand, granite and clay based with a high content of iron, granite and quartz.

The blend is approximately 85% Nebbiolo and 15% Vespolina. It ferments with natural yeast in stainless steel and macerates for 18 to 20 days before aging for 48 months in large Slavonian oak casks (25-30 hectoliter) and in bottle for a least two years before being released.