Gattinara Riserva D.O.C.G. - Antoniolo - ITALY
Grape: Spanna (Nebbiolo clone) 100%.
Yearly production: 15000 bottles.
Colour: Medium intensity garnet red with good transparency.
Aroma: Wonderful bouquet of raspberries, violet, dried rose, spices, and oak.
Taste: Full body, well balanced with delicate tannings. Long persistence.
Behind the label: Awarded with the D.O.C.G. status in 1990, the Gattinara age for a minimum of 36 months. Even if not stated in the label, this wine goes well over the minimum and fits into the Riserva classification.
Producer: Hundred years earlier than Barolo and Barbaresco, the Gattinara area was very well known for producing outstanding Nebbiolo grape red wines. After the industrial revolution, which moved the farmers to work in the cities, only a few tenacious estates remain in this historic northerly zone. Antoniolo, established in 1949, was the first one in the D.O.C.G. to bottle cru wines and is one of the only to bottle 100% Nebbiolo without blending in other varietals.