Ghemme DOCG | Red wine only DOCG (upgraded from DOC in 1997) from northern Piemonte in north-west Italy. The wine is made from 85-100% Nebbiolo (called Spanna locally) and an optional 0-15% Bonarda, Uva Rara and Vespolina.

Terroir | The cool conditions mean growers can be tempted to pick Nebbiolo too early.


No certification | Ioppa.


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David Gleave, The Wines of Italy (Salamander Books, London, 1989).

Dr Ian D’Agata, Native Wine Grapes of Italy (University of California Press, 2014).

Nicolas Belfrage MW, Life Beyond Lambrusco (Sidgwick & Jackson, 1985)

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