Notes: Cherry, Raspberry, Strawberry Liquorice, White Pepper Violet
Dryness: Very Dry
Alcohol (%): 14
Origin: Piedmont, Italy
Maker: Francesco Brigatti
Fermentation: Heavy Wood
Decanting: 2–3 hours
Asian Food Pairing: Roast duck noodles, wagyu don, Yukhoe
Western Food Pairing: Roast duck leg in red wine sauce, grilled steak, beef stew, cold cuts and cured meat
Francesco Brigatti “Oltre il Bisco” Ghemme DOCG 2018
Francesco Brigatti “Oltre il Bisco” Ghemme is a single vineyard Nebbiolo with outstanding persistence on the palate. Bright ruby red colour. The elegant nose is marked by red fruits, violets and spices. The aromas follow through to the complex and full-bodied palate, where solid tannins and a high acidity stand out.
In Francesco Brigatti's own words: "This is simply a wine that carries an extraordinary inclination to ageing in its DNA, thanks to its solid tannin-based structure and high acidity. The persistence on the palate is truly outstanding."
100% Nebbiolo. The fruit comes from vines an average age of 30 years. These vines grow in a south-facing vineyard just beyond the woods between the towns of Suno and Ghemme. The vineyard has soil of glacial origin, formed by fluvial-alluvial sediments rich in loam and relatively acidic.
Fun Fact: “Oltre il Bosco” means ‘beyond the woods’.
Harvesting the fruit at end of October. Selection of the bunches in the vineyard, fermentation in concrete vessels with submerged cap maceration and 60-day skin contact. The wine ages for 24 months in medium-big sized oak vessels from Slavonia, then refines in bottle for at least 12 months.