Gattinara is a small appellation extending only 101 hectares (250 acres) along the hillsides. The soils are predominantly volcanic in origin and the vineyards alternate with woods. The grapes are generally small, and compact leading to austere wines with strong tannins and heaps of character and complexity. The winery aims to feature the inherent characteristics of the grape, including its mineral nature.
Torraccia del Piantavigna Gattinara DOCG ages three years in oak casks and features a ruby red color and an intense yet elegant nose with a hint of violet. Dry and harmonious on the palate.
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Most recent awards
- 2016 | Wine Advocate93
- 2016 | Wine Enthusiast93
- 2015 | Decanter95
- 2007 | James Suckling93
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Estate-owned vineyards Gerbidoni and Lurghe, located in Gattinara
About 3 hectares (7 acres)
Porphyry, syenite, and quartz
320-380 meters (1,050-1,250 feet) above sea level
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Garnet red in color with a golden rim that develops with aging, the wine has a fine and pleasant nose, with a hint of violets. On the palate, it is dry and harmonious..
Best served at 18-20 °C (64.4 - 68 °F).
Pair with grilled and braised meat, game, seasoned cheeses
Upwards of 10 years