Francesco Brigatti Ghemme Oltre Il Bosco Piedmont, Italy

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Francesco Brigatti Ghemme Oltre Il Bosco Piedmont, Italy

Francesco Brigatti Ghemme Oltre Il Bosco Piedmont, Italy

SKU: Brigatti Ghemme Oltre Il Bosco
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PRODUCT OVERVIEW:

Ghemme is a red Italian wine with Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita status produced in the Colli Novaresi viticultural area in the hills of the Province of Novara in Piedmont. It was awarded DOC status in 1969 and received its DOCG classification in 1997.
Francesco Brigatti Ghemme "Oltre Il Bosco" is among the top 10 most highly rated Ghemme wines based on international critic scores, it is made
from 100% Nebbiolo.

Francesco Brigatti's father and grandfather had traditionally been bottling wine in demijohns along with selling some grapes, while making decent wine that they then could sell in nearby towns. Francesco was the first generation to study at the university (nearby Turin), and would ultimately take the family winery to a new level of quality.
This winery dates back a few generations, when Francesco’s grandparents were farming corn and raising cows and horses like most of their neighbors. Francesco’s grandpa (much to the chagrin of his grandmother) decided to sell his animals to invest in resources for his true passion, winemaking. Within Alto Piemonte, their town of Suno is more known to farm corn and other fruits and vegetables, but does share a very similar climate and soil to the nearby Boca and Gattinara.

In 1996 Francesco’s father passed down leadership of the project to his son, and Francesco made two very important decisions. The first would be to farm and make wines following biologic (organic) and natural practices, believing in the importance of healthy vineyards and minimal intervention in the winery.

The second would be to showcase the region’s grapes in monovarietal form, such as this Ghemme Oltre Il Bosco" which is 100% Nebbiolo. 

The Francesco Brigatti Ghemme "Oltre Il Bosco" vineyards are located in the rolling hills of Ghemme on sandy/clay soils enriched with magnesium and potassium, all which serve as a wonderful wine production area.

Francesco Brigatti is an encyclopedia of knowledge, and in an area where only a handful of folks make mono-varietal wines, his experience and know-how is vital. Each vintage production tends to be around 30,000 bottles, and each year he is making wine almost by feel, an admirable combination of skill and experience.

For its fermentation, the Ghemme "Oltre Il Bosco" will spend 60 days on the skins in cement, during which natural fermentation will occur. This was the style of his grandfather, who forgot about the wine for a period and left it in contact with skins longer than expected, applying more power than in his other wines. It then spends 24 months in older French oak after its time in cement.

“Oltre Il Bosco” means beyond the forest, as Ghemme is through the woods from where Francesco’s property in Suno is located. Rose petal, small red fruits and spice, along with earthy tannins and notes of tobacco, pepper, and some cooked cherry are among its many complex scents and flavors.
-from the importers website


PRODUCT DETAILS:
Producer Name: Francesco Brigatti
Old/New World: Old World
Country of Origin: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub-Region: Ghemme
Appellation: DOCG
Vineyard: "Oltre Il Bosco"
Grape Varietals: 100% Nebbiolo
Vintage: 2017
Product Type: Wine
Wine Style: Full Bodied Red Wine
Viticultural Features: following biologic (organic) and natural practices, believing in the importance of healthy vineyards and minimal intervention in the winery.
Winemaking Techniques: spends 60 days on the skins in cement, during which natural fermentation will occur, it then spends 24 months in older French oak after its time in cement.
Winemaker: Francesco Brigatti
ABV: 13%
Pack/Size: 12/750 ml
Container Type: Bordeaux style bottle
Closure Style: cork

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