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Cantalupo Ghemme 2004 750ml
Cantalupo Ghemme 2004

At Cantalupo everything is done by hand. Aged 3 years in oak its a wine that has velvety tannins, violets flavors and at the same time a classic rustic acidity.
Price: $39.99
ID: 9332
Vintage 2004
Producer: Cantalupo
Varietal(s): Nebbiolo
Color: Red

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Product Code: RD5279
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Description Sub Region Producer Notes

While Nebbiolo attains its apogee in the monovarietal wines of Barolo and Barbaresco, this sensitive and demanding varietal does deign to perform north of its sanctified ground, where it takes the name of Spanna (possibly in deference to its stature in the Langhe hills). Its ripening issues, of course, intensify in the DOC zones of Carema, Gattinara, and Ghemme, with the struggle and strain most notable in the wine’s higher acid profile and assertive tannins. In an effort to ameliorate these elements, winemakers frequently blend Spanna with local natives such as Bonarda Novarese (the Uva Rara grape) and Vespolina.��

The Arluno family’s Cantalupo estate produces four bottlings under the Ghemme DOC, three of which are single-vineyard efforts. As aforementioned, blending is a typical and oftentimes necessary practice in this region, yet all Spanna productions in the Cantalupo catalogue are pure varietal expressions.
Additional Info
  • Color: Red
  • Style: Still
  • Type: Dry
  • Variety/Blend: Nebbiolo
  • Breakdown of Varieties: Nebbiolo
  • Drink Start Date: 2009
  • Drink End Date: 2014

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