GATTINARA D.O.C.G. RISERVA

Gattinara D.O.C.G. Riserva

  • Country: Italy
  • Area: Northern – Piedmont, 3.500-5.000 vines per hectar
  • Altitude: 320-420 meters (1.050-1.360 ft.)
  • Exposure: South – South-West
  • Varietal composition: 100% Nebbiolo
  • Yield output: max. 6500 kg per hectar
  • Cultivation: Guyot
  • Soil: rocky and abundant minerals of iron which give the tipical reddish colour to the indigenous rock
  • Climate: typical of the piedmont area, in respect to that of the plain. It permits an even distribution of precipitation between both spring and autumn, and a ventilation of the vineyard supported by almost daily “descending” winds brought about by the Alpine bow. In the winter, snow is frequent, which supports the slow process of sedimentation of the soil
  • Harvest: first part of October
  • Winemaking: crushed and macerated for about 15 days in stain-less steel tanks at controlled temperature. The wine is aged for 4 years. 3 years in oak casks of different origin and sizes, then rests in the bottle for 8 months
  • Wine Description: this wine is produced only in the best vintages. A deep pomegranate red wine; with a delicate fruity and mineral fragrance with hints of cherries, rose, liquorice and pepper. Fresh, with silky tannins, with a long and smooth finish
  • Food matches: red meat, poultry and game, and cheese
  • Serving temperature: 18/20° C
  • Shelf life: over 15 years, if correctly stored
  • Alcohol: 13.5%Vol.
  • Acidity: 5.8 g/l
  • Sugar residual: 1.3 g/l
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