Estate: With the goal of showing that the terroir of upper Piemonte can produce incredible wines, Marco Arlunno and Carlo Cambieri founded Il Chiosso in 2007. Growing only local grapes, their vineyards stretch across both Gattinara and Ghemme DOCGs. Integrated farming without the use of chemicals and low intervention methods are used.
Winemaking: The vineyard is 918-1017 feet in elevation, with glacial moraine soil comprised of granite, gravel, shale, and porphyry miascisti. Fermented in stainless steel with native yeasts, aged in large oak barrels for 24 months, followed by an additional 12 months in the bottle.
Tasting Notes: Dark garnet with brick edges, with aromas of black cherry, cedar, eucalyptus, raisin, carnation and forest floor. Racy acidity and firm tannins frame black cherry, sour cherry, blackberry liqueur, forest floor and crushed black peppercorn. Cedar, red currant, spice a trace of pine and a hint of tarry minerality linger on the lengthy, dry finish. Muscular, lean and streamlined, a fantastic value.
90% Nebbiolo, 10% Vespolina
Bottled by Il Chiosso