2018 Ioppa Nebbiolo Colline NovaresiNebbiolo from Italy
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"100% Nebbiolo from Romagnano Sesia, this is Nebbiolo to enjoy early and often. It ferments with natural yeast in stainless steel and macerates for 7 to 10 days before being ag...
"100% Nebbiolo from Romagnano Sesia, this is Nebbiolo to enjoy early and often. It ferments with natural yeast in stainless steel and macerates for 7 to 10 days before being aged entirely in stainless steel.
The Ioppas have been owning vineyards and making wine in the general vicinity of the Ghemme denomination since 1852. Present vineyards amount to some 27 hectares, most of which within the Ghemme denomination, with a bit in the nearby Sizzano denomination.
Ghemme and Sizzano are sited at the upper reaches of the Sesia river, and both lie in the shade of Monte Rosa. The soil in the area is partly heavily influenced by alluvial deposits from the Sesia river, partly fine, sandy moraine soil left over from when the glaciers retreated during the last ice age. A few pockets of heavier, clayey soil also exist. The climate is fairly cool, andcertainly near what used to be the northern limit for growing Nebbiolo (in Piedmont, that is, and pre-global warming). The Ghemme area enjoys fairly windy and therefore dry conditions, while the Sizzano area, further down the river, is less windy and therefore somewhat more humid." - Importer