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Ghemme

DOCG area for red wine in the Italian region of Piedmont. It was classified as DOC in 1969 and then highly classified in 1995. The name comes from the Celtic tribe of the Agamites, who have already cultivated wine here. The zone covers about 50 hectares of vineyards in the two municipalities of Ghemme and Romagnano Sesia, on the eastern side of the Sesia Valley in the province of Novara. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, Vigna followed by the name of the vineyard can be indicated on the bottle label

The ruby red, spicy wine with a slightly bitter finish is made from Spanna = Nebbiolo (85%), as well as Vespolina and/or Uva Rara (up to max. 15%). The prescribed aging period is 34 months, of which 18 months in wooden barrels. With the Riserva this is 46 months, 24 of it in the wooden barrel.

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