Daily Wine 8/8/17:
Rovellotti – Chioso dei Pomi – Ghemme DOCG – 2009
- This wine is 85% Nebbiolo and 15% Vespolina from the northern Piemonte DOCG of Ghemme.
- Rovellotti can trace its roots back to the 15th century.
- The vineyard is three hectares and vines have a south-southwestern exposure.
- Malo occurs mainly in barrels and both grapes are fermented separately in stainless steel prior to blending.
- The wine is aged in large barrels of Slavonian oak for the first twelve months after harvest and then is racked into smaller five hectoliter barrels for an additional eighteen months.
- After bottling, the wines are aged for a minimum of 9 months more before they are released to market.
- Pair this with duck and pork.