Grapes from a 10 hectare hillside vineyard with extremely rocky soil. Nebbiolo from this area expresses mineral characteristics from its varying and unique morainic soil, and offers concentrated red fruit aromas and flavours.
Restrained with subtle warmth of dark red fruit, smoky overtones and a line of metallic high tones from the mineral strength. Concentrated dark cherry, currant and cranberry fruit with layers of tar, smoke, Thai basil, rose petals and tobacco. Lengthy, tannic, austere and very powerful.
"The 2010 Ghemme Collis Breclemae is a powerful, austere wine and also the most tannic of the three Ghemmes I tasted from Cantalupo. Readers should be prepared to cellar the 2010 for at least a few years, as the bruising tannins are going to need time to soften a bit. Black cherry, wood smoke, licorice, tobacco and incense add to an impression of virile intensity. The Collis Breclamae is another wine with tons of cellaring potential." - Antonio Galloni, June 2018