Rivers of Ghemme in Barciocca

Fortieth wine festival in Ghemme for the Nebbiolo and Erbaluce grapes
Also this year, from April 25 to May 9, 2010, in Ghemme (NO) was held the wine festival. The event, now in its fortieth year, took place inside the Castle Ricetto, a small fortified village built in medieval times, and in the neighboring streets. Wine bars and wine cellars are open to the public to allow patrons to sample the star of this annual event: the Ghemme DOCG and DOC wines, made from Nebbiolo grapes, like his finest siblings Barolo, Barbaresco and Roero.  In addition to red wines, mostly produced with Nebbiolo and Vespolina, you can taste the white wines, obtained from Erbaluce grapes (also called the Greek Novarese). However with the traditional plate “lingua col bagnett” (sliced tongue with a typical Piedmontese sauce made of oil, garlic, anchovies and a mountain of parsley) is perhaps more appropriate to drink a good red wine, Ghemme or Gattinara. Among these wines stood out Ghemme DOCG from the Antichi Vigneti of Cantalupo, Torraccia of Piantavigna, Rovellotti, and Ca 'Nova. The novelty of recent years, which was an absolute success, is represented by Mimo, rose wine (made from Nebbiolo grapes, too) from the Antichi Vigneti of Cantalupo. Info:www.ghemme.net