Collection: Antoniolo

Gattinara, Piemonte

Antoniolo is one of the great names of Gattinara, now run by the third generation of this highly respected family; Alberto and his sister, Lorella. The land was purchased by their grandfather who had the foresight to acquire vineyards in a time when Gattinara was far from the emerging star that it is now.

Antoniolo have 14 hectares of excellent volcanic, mineral rich land, in the crus of Osso San Grato, San Francesco and Castelle. Alberto’s cellar is immaculate and whilst a modest, introvert man, he has total, unbending control over his domain. He leaves representing the family business in public to his sister, Lorella, she is a great advocate for Northern Piemonte and devoted 10 years to chairing the Consorzio of Gattinara producers.

The ethos of this estate is minimum intervention: old vines are treated with great respect and new plantings have been made with precision and great care. In the winery, spontaneous fermentation in cement tank is the norm, whilst wine ageing takes place in botti: a practice that is perhaps best described as ‘enlightened traditional’ winemaking.