Gattinara D.O.C.G. San Francesco - Antoniolo - ITALY
Grape: Spanna (Nebbiolo clone) 100%.
Yearly production: 3640 bottles.
Colour: Medium intensity garnet red with good transparency.
Aroma: Very fine and complex earthy bouquet with a hint of raspberry, violet, leather, eucalyptus, liquorice, and oak.
Taste: Full body, perfectly balanced with very well-integrated tannins. Very long persistence.
Behind the label: San Francesco is the name of the Cru produced from 60 years old vines.
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.