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Gattinara, Petterino
Staff Pick
Organic

Gattinara, Petterino - 2004

Item # 29918 750mL
$39.96/ Single Bottle
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$479.52 $431.57/ Case of 12
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Red
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Organic

Practicing Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.


Tasting Notes

A tiny estate run by two brothers, along with their mother. This is a must-try if you haven't had some good, aged Nebbiolo lately. Garnet in color, with blood orange aromas, a sanguine aspect, and great tannins that have settled nicely with time in the bottle, this is excellent with wild mushroom risotto.


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Staff Pick Notes

I always liked Barolos and Barbarescos. I always liked their distinctive aromas of tar, roses, licorice, and truffles. I always liked their complexity when mature. I always liked their elegance and refinement. When I found this mature Gattinara, I did not hesitate to get a bottle. The idea of having this first cousin of Barolos and Barbarescos made my mouth water, and when I finally did open it, I said to myself: Good job Marco!, you found a great wine, comparable to the finest Italian wines. That same night, I cooked spaghetti with Bolognese sauce. It was a match made in heaven.

- MAC

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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