Gattinara, Antoniolo
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Half-Bottle of Gattinara, Antoniolo - 2016

Item # 19914 375mL
$27.96/ Single Bottle
$335.52 $301.97/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Gattinara, north of the Langhe beside Lago Maggiore, is the DOCG for you if you prefer a light and elegant style of Nebbiolo. The Antoniolo family is one of the best known in the region. The wine has aromas of rose petal, voilet, and raspberry. On the palate it has cool climate freshness coupled with good structure after spending 24 months in medium sized oak barrels.


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Staff Pick Notes

Gattinara in Alto-Peidmonte is at a higher elevation than Barolo and Barbaresco and produces wines that are much more lithe with elegant floral notes and alpine herbs. Antoniolo makes his Gattinara in the traditional style using spontaneous fermentation, an 18-day maceration, and aging in large Slavonian and French oak botti. A graceful style of Nebbiolo with notes of rich red cherry and raspberry fruit, rose petals, and forest bramble. The bright acidity and strong tannic spine offers drinkers of Nebbiolo their structural fix. The 375 ml format is perfect for immediate consumption after a short time in-glass, while the the oxygen soothes the grippy tannins. Excellent with Mushroom Risotto or Angnolotti del Plin stuffed with rabbit and served with a light butter sauce and shaved white truffle.

- MHG

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Piedmont

The most famous grape in Piedmont is the noble Nebbiolo, which makes the long-lived Barolo and Barbaresco. There are plenty of Nebbiolo-based wines that are quite enjoyable in their youth, however, often produced in smaller, lesser-known regions such as Ghemme or Gattinara. Several other Piedmontese grapes make striking and delicious wines: Pelaverga produces light-colored reds with distinctive...

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