Platinetti Guido Ghemme 2019


As for the previous two wines from Platinetti, fruit comes from the Ronco Maso vineyard. The difference here is the vines’ age: 55 years. Only old and large Slavonian oak barrels are used in the winery (across the board for Nebbiolo ). Interestingly, it shows more tertiary characters than the Colline Novaresi, even though they are only two years apart. Potpourri, Indian spices concoction; an earthy, autumn feel to it followed by porcini dust, black truffle, consommé. Tannins are soft-grained and enduring; like butter on warm bread, they melt into the enlivening acidity. The persistency is spectacular, the mid palate concentration is far superior to the Colline Novaresi, and I even love that sanguine character. This wine keeps improving in the glass; after shaking off the initial tree moss character from its shoulders, it shows an array of dried red berries, earthy mineral, amaro characters. I have always admired the Platinetti Guido Ghemme, and once again, I am more than satisfied.

Importer: Ethereal Wine