Province of Vercelli / created as DOC in 1969, changed to DOCG 1997
Vineyard Area (2020):
Approx. 65 hectares between the limits of 220-400 metres above sea level.
Complex alluvial/glacial moraine with clay in higher areas
85% Nebbiolo, maximum 15% combined of Uva Rara (Bonarda Novarese) and/or Vespolina.
34 months total with 18 in wood. Riserva 46 months total with 24 in wood.
Ghemme is Alto Piemonte’s second largest and second well known region. It is on the right bank of the Sesia river, opposite Gattinara and at a lower altitude. As well as its elevation, soil makeup is quite different due to its formation in the wake of the retreating Monte Rosa glacier. In comparison to Gattinara the wines are generally a little fatter and darker fruited (not a bad thing at all!)