Localization: Piedmont, Italy
Tasting Notes: Shows a bright ruby red colour. Intense aromas of ripe red fruits, violets and spices. In the mouth it develops with naturalness and excellent structure. Tannins well blended and elegant and excellent counterbalance of freshness. Harmonious finish on mineral and fruity scents.
Notes: Obtained from the Nebbiolo vine in vineyards to the north-west of the town of Gattinara at an altitude of 300/400 metres above sea level, its characteristics reflect the typical nature of the area, rocky hills as a prelude to Monte Rosa. A wine born in a particularly favourable year due to climatic conditions that resulted in good quantities and good quality of the grapes, harvested in the week between the end of September and the first days of October.
Food pairing: Absolutely excellent served with red and white meat dishes, dishes of extreme finesse but at the same time intense. Grilled meats, game and mature cheeses are its best friends.
The Domain: The cantina sociale has been a critical lifeline to small grape growers since the inception of modern winemaking throughout Italy. In particular, Cantina Sociale di Gattinara, founded in 1908, has offered families from the zone of Gattinara a steady path to continued independence and stewardship of the land. Forty families care for their own tiny plots, which total 15 hectares of vines rooted in the zone’s pure volcanic soils. Descending into the cantina’s historic cellar with its cement tanks and botti tucked beneath the centuries-old city center of Gattinara is like traveling back in time. Today, the cantina produces approximately 2,000 cases of wine annually. The resulting wines display a simple elegance and purity as well as a palpable connection to over 100 years of production.