2018 Ioppa Nebbiolo
Azienda Agricola Ioppa was established in 1852 on the banks of the Sesia River in the village of Romagnano Sesia. As opposed to the lower Piedmonte regions, Ioppa is located in Colline Novaresi just east of Ghemme up towards the Alps. The grapes are planted on granite, quartz, and iron soils left behind from the retreat of the Mount Rosa glacier at the end of the Ice Age. Thanks to the high elevation and soil construct, the Nebbiolos from up here are a lighter, fresher style. To maintain this freshness, the wine was fermented and aged in stainless steel and left to rest briefly before release. The nose displays the strong presence of cherries and strawberries, while the palate reveals subtle hints of leather and truffle.