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Carema is in Piemonte, on the border with the Valle d'Aosta - just south of Donnas on the map below. The topography is the same on both sides of the border: steep alpine foothills, terraced for vines; true mountain wine territory.
"Heroic viticulture" is a term I first heard in Italy in reference to grape growing in the Cinqueterre, Valtellina, Ischia, and the Valle d'Aosta - places where all work has to be done by hand, often requiring the stamina and agility of a mountain goat. Carema is made from Nebbiolo; there is Nebbiolo in the Valle d'Aosta, along with Petit Rouge, Gamay, Pinot Nero, Freisa, Dolcetto, Blanc de Morgex... The best wines are linked by a strong sense of place, and they age very well. Last year I tasted a splendid Blanc de Morgex from the Veronelli cellar, vintage 1971!
The Veronelli cellar was very hard on labels – too humid for paper (fine for corks). We sometimes clean old bottles to remove years of dust and dirt so that they are more conventional in appearance, but this time we’ve decided that you would enjoy sharing the kick we get out of having the wines as-is, direct from the cellar; it’s part of the pleasure of the history of these bottles. Jamie Wolff
Read more about Luigi Veronelli and his fantastic cellar.