ioppa Current Releases
Nebbiolo Rusin Colline Novaresi
Ioppa's rosé comes from young-vine Nebbiolo. In the cellar, the vinification is straightforward - it is crushed, drained and quickly pressed. Fermentation is done in stainless steel tanks.
San Grato Vino Bianco
Ioppa's sole white wine is a blend of Erbaluce and Timorasso. It is fermented entirely in stainless steel and doesn't see any oak in order the preserve the purity and minerality that Piedmontese white varieties are known for.
Nebbiolo Colline Novaresi
100% Nebbiolo from Romagnano Sesia, this is Nebbiolo to enjoy early and often. It ferments with natural yeast in stainless steel and macerates for 7 to 10 days before being aged entirely in stainless steel.
Vespolina Coda Rossa
Vespolina is often used as a blending grape to soften Nebbiolo so we were really excited to see that Ioppa is proud enough of their fruit to bottle it on its own. It's a great contrast to their Nebbiolo Colline Novaresi as it's fermented and aged similarly. It ferments with natural yeast in stainless steel and macerates for 7 to 10 days before being aged entirely in stainless steel.
The Ghemme comes from 2.2 hectares of vineyards in the Ghemme DOCG located in the villages of Ghemme and Romagnano Sesia. The soils are a soft alluvial mix left by the retreat of the Mount Rosa glacier after the last Ice Age and erosion of the Alps by the Sesia river. They are mostly sand, granite and clay based with a high content of iron, granite and quartz.
The blend is approximately 85% Nebbiolo and 15% Vespolina. It ferments with natural yeast in stainless steel and macerates for 18 to 20 days before aging for 48 months in large Slavonian oak casks (25-30 hectoliter) and in bottle for a least two years before being released.