Chiussuma 'Farinel' Rosso, Italy 2020
Matteo, Rudy & Alessandra are the trio behind Chiussuma. The winery is located in Carema, a tiny DOC in the Alto Piemonte. Chiussuma consists of 3.5ha of land between 300-700m above sea level, working with three different clone of Nebbiolo (locally known as Picotendro), but also Pugent & Ner d'ALa. 2021 marks their debut in the United States, with the release of their second vintage 2018 & the 2020 of Farinel. This is a high toned and floral expression of Nebbiolo grown on sand and alluvial deposits inclusive of the Picotendro and Ner d'Ala clones. This wine is less dense than their top wine but the acid is zippy and the wine is highly floral. If you are a lover of producers like AR.PE.PE in Lombardy or Petterino in Gattinara, Chiussuma is worth the exploration.
Pairing: Truffle risotto
Grape: Nebbiolo (Picotendro and Ner d'Ala clones)
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil: Varied, alluvial, sand & gravel