A difficult vintage that was responsible for some very good, approachable wines. The yield was down by 50%, the tannins are ripe and rounded with intricate floral red berry and strawberry fruit.
This, the ‘Gattinara Classico’ is taken from all the sites, Osso San Grato, Le Castelle and San Francesco. It is the benchmark Gattinara with forward fruit that has the ability to age over decades. The vines are picked by hand, the grapes sorted before a spontaneous fermentation in concrete tanks. The wine is aged for three years in botti (20hl) made from both Slavonian and French oak.
Old English rose, black cherry and forest strawberry aromas. Deep, full and fine crunchy Nebbiolo fruit, intricate red berry, orange peel and floral nuance. Tannins are fine and will ensure a long life. 13.5%