Piazza della Libertà 1
From Turin follow A55 to Pinerolo, when reaching the town take the ring road (tangenziale) of Pinerolo. Follow directions to Val Chisone and Val Germanasca until you reach Perosa Argentina; in the town take the turn on the left towards Pomaretto.
Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Consorzio Produttori Terre del Ramie
phone: (+39) 3470454635 – (+39) 3356838724 – (+39) 3478799152
Wine category: Red wine, still.
Vine variety: Avanà, Avarengo, Neretto and other vine variety with red grape, non aromatic.
Alcoholic strength: 13 %
Production area: Pomaretto, Perosa Argentina in the Chisone and Germanasca valleys.
Vineyards: Very steep terracing, south-east sun exposed, rich structure grounds, not very deep. Microclimate is particularly favourable to viticulture. The stones keep the heat and ensure the production of ripen grapes with high phenolic compounds.
Grape harvest: As the cultivation area is very various, so are the harvesting periods, between mid-September and mid-October, hand-made harvesting in cases.
Wine production: Grapes are turned in must through a grape grinder machine, yeasts are inoculated and they ferment at controlled temperature. Malolactic fermentation has been brought about by added selected bacteria. To stabilise it, the wine is preserved at 0 degrees Celsius for about a month and later is filtered.
Taste: Dry and harmonic. Sourness is consistent for a mountain wine and the structure is balanced.
Colour: Deep red, more or less intense.
Scents: The smell is strong, characteristic, delicate with a scent of mixed berries.
Recommended serving temperature: 16-18 degreees Celsius.
Food match: This wine is recommended for all courses and it matches with mountain origin food such as cold cuts, cheese and typical dishes.
The Consortium was established in 2010 among 10 producers that were conferring a part of their grapes for wine making, previously to the Bonafous Centre in Chieri and more recently to the Malva Arnaldi School in Bibiana.
Ramie is a mountain wine, whose viticulture has to face particularly harsh environment constraints and limitations: in fact we call it “heroic viticulture”.
The first documents referring to the culture of this vine variety in Val Germanasca date back in 1305. Its name, Ramie, means branches piles in the local dialect, and plausibly infer from the bundles piled up by the farmers when they cleared the land to plant vines; otherwise, it could refer to the bunch of shoots piled after pruning the vines. There’s an odd description of this wine given by Goffredo Casalis, abbot and historic, in 1847, on the Geographic, statistic and commercial dictionary of the State of H.M. the King of Sardinia: “if it is drunk while idling to some excess, it leaves the head light but the legs sway…..”
The production area include the territories of Pomaretto and Perosa Argentina.
“Pinerolese Ramie” is a patent reserved to red wine made from the grapes of the following vine variety composition: Avanà 30%, Avarengo 15% minimum, Chatus (Neretto) 20% minimum and others vine varieties for a maximum of 35%. The Consortium established new equipment and restored small disused terracing: these actions provided an important restoration of the landscape, either of its human or its biodiversity features. This niche, historic and eminent wine, locally produced, represents an opportunity not to be missed by the guests at Foresteria di Massello.