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Platinetti Guido

Ghemme,
Alto Piemonte, Piemonte, Italy

About the producer

The boutique estate of Platinetti Guido is located in the northern Piedmont region of Ghemme, in the province of Novara on the eastern side of the Sesia River. Here, Andrea Fontana, owner, farmer, and winemaker, has dedicated over 25 years to the craft of winemaking, faithfully upholding the family legacy established by his grandfather at the dawn of the 20th century. With a profound love and connection to his land, Andrea fearlessly tackles challenging vineyard sites across the region, believing they yield exceptional fruit. Cultivating just 8 hectares of vineyards, with Nebbiolo constituting 80% of the production and the remainder comprising a blend of Vespolina and Barbera from Colline Novaresi, Andrea adheres to natural growing and winemaking processes.

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Upholding the family tradition, he utilizes only stainless steel and neutral Slavonian oak barrels in the production of each wine.

In the Vineyard

Organic biodynamic practices

The winery is sustainable, utilizing organic practices in the vineyards

Total area under vine

8 hectares

Location of vineyards

Ronco Maso in Ghemme and Colline Novarese

Soil details

Glacier deposits - sand, gravel and pebbles

In the Cellar

Fermentation practices

Temperature controlled fermentation in stainlees steel

Yeast utilized

Pied de Cuve with wild yeasts collected from the grapes a few days before harvest

Filtration stabilization

No filtration, cold stabilization

Fermentation & aging vessels

All wines undergo temperature controlled fermentation and aging in stainless steel followed by aging in a combination of French barriques and cement

Additional notes

Winemaker

Andrea & Pietro Fontana

Winemaking style

Andrea stands as a prominent figure among the Ghemme winemakers, revered for his commitment to purity and perfection. A purist and perfectionist at heart, he insists on using only 100% of the grape variety featured on the label. His winemaking practices are deeply rooted in tradition and reflect an old-school approach, ensuring that each bottle encapsulates the essence of the grape with uncompromising authenticity.

Wines produced

Rosato, Rosso 'Guido’, Vespolina, Barbera ‘Pileo’, Nebbiolo, Ghemme 'Vigna Ronco al Maso', Ghemme Riserva

Total production

Depending on the vintage, roughly 30,000 bottles are produced each year

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