Francesco, the winemaker himself tells about this wine:
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.”
"Oltre il Bosco” means ‘beyond the woods’, a name that evokes an historical rivalry between the two municipalities of Suno, where our estate is based, and Ghemme. This patch of thick centenary woodland form a natural green divide between the two towns and has been inspirational to name our Ghemme.
In fact, beyond that wood is where our vineyard lies and where the Nebbiolo D.O.C.G. grapes we grow come from.
Ghemme Oltre il Bosco is a single-varietal, Nebbiolo-based wine of ruby colour with garnet hues, mostly renown for its clear print of red fruits, violet and spices, as well as for being full-bodied and sapid at the palate and developing into an elegant, complex wine with an amazing age-defying aptitude.
To enjoy this wine to the full, we recommend a serving temperature of around 20°C and to uncork the bottle some time before drinking it."
Colour: ruby. Nose: intense, elegant with marked red fruits suggestions
Composition: 100% Nebbiolo
Profile: Alto Piemonte is an ancient territory that exudes history, culture and traditions. It stretches across four the provinces of Biella, Vercelli, Novara and Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, displaying landscapes of unparalleled beauty, including the iconic Monte Rosa, quintessence of our Alps, in the backdrop. Although still little known, these lands have all the microelements and climate needed to make the grapes we grow noble and our wines extraordinarily elegant and age-worthy.
THE TERROIR The portion of the hills in the Novara province where the Nebbiolo grapes for our Ghemme are grown are of glacial origin and formed by fluvial-alluvial sediments rich in loam and relatively acidic. Oltre il Bosco relates to the woodland patch that lies between the local towns of Suno and Ghemme. Our South-facing vineyard covers 1,25 acres.
Vines age: 30 years
Planting density per acre: 1,750 vines
Yield per acre: 2,400 Kg
Harvest: end of October
Vinification method: starting selection of the bunches in the vineyard, fermentation in concrete vessels with submerged cap maceration and 60- day skin contact
Ageing: 24 months in medium-big sized oak vessels from Slavonia
Refining: at least 12 months in bottle
Palate: hints of violet and spices
Pair with: cold cuts and cured meat, grilled steaks and stews, Medium-to-long seasoned cheeses.
Serving temperature: 18-20 °C