Torraccia del Piantavigna is a family-owned, eco-friendly estate, founded in 1997 by Alessandro Francoli of the Luigi Francoli Distillery. It is located in the foothills of Monte Rosa in the Alta Piemonte area, which is known for longstanding winemaking traditions and elegant world-class wines. The area features a continental climate tempered by cool mountain breezes – which also favor excellent day/night temperature swings – and fluvial, alluvial soils, rich in minerals, that lead to age-worthy wines due to opulent tannins and excellent acid profiles. The wines, styled by enologist Mattia Donna and consulting enologist Beppe Caviola, have a clean and elegant style, partly due to the use of medium-sized Allier oak casks, which allow for long and gentle maturation.
Gattinara is a small appellation extending only 101 hectares (250 acres) on Gattinara 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 minerally nature.
Torraccia del Piantavigna Gattina 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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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