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Il Chiosso
Ghemme DOCG
Piemonte

In collaboration with the University of Milano, Il Chiosso uses the “Lotta Integrata” approach in the vineyards, eliminating the use of insecticides in favor of natural pest management. In the winery, the use of additives and preservatives is limited, and inert gases such as nitrogen and argon are used throughout the winemaking process in order to capture as much nuance from the Alto Piemonte terroir as possible.


Owner: Arlunno and Cambieri families
Website: www.ilchiosso.it
Winemaker: Marco Arlunno
Type: Red wine
Varietals: Nebbiolo, Vespolina

Vineyard Location: Comune di Ghemme- Zona Carella, Rossini & Cavenago
Orientation: South-Southwest
Elevation: 820 -985 ft
Vines Planted: 1980 - 2006
Trellising: Simple and double Guyot
Vines/Acre: 1,214 - 1,416
Yield/Acre: 28 ql
Soil: Clay of glacial origin

Vinification
Grapes are manually harvested; fermentation in stainless steel using natural yeasts at a controlled temperature of 82-86°F for 13 days, immediately followed by malolactic fermentation in stainless steel at 64-68°F.

Aging Process
30 months in large French and Slavonian oak botti, nine months of bottle refinement

Tasting Notes
Color: Ruby red with garnet reflections
Bouquet: Intense notes of fresh fruit with a pronounced background of spice
Flavor: Dry, excellent structure with balanced tannins
Pairings: Pairs well with first courses, red meats, roasts and mediumaged cheeses

Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Serving Temperature: 62°F
Production: 15,000 bottles