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Travaglini Gattinara 2007

Travaglini Gattinara 750ML 2007     
Sku: 11419

Grapes are grown in Piedmont’s Gattinara D.O.C.G., in vineyards planted on steep slopes at an elevation of 900 – 1,300 feet. The soil is rich in iron and trace quantities of carbonate, calcium and magnesium. These unique soils combine with an ideal microclimate to yield high quality nebbiolo grapes

Tasting notes
a deep pomegranate red wine; medium-bodied wine shows good depth in its red fruit. Soft silky tannins, with a good structure and intense mineral fragrance

 Wine Advocate 89 points (Oct 2012)
The 2007 Gattinara bursts fromthe glass with sweet red cherries, tobacco, incense and grilled herbs. There is an immediacy to the 2007 that is quite appealing. At the same time, the firm Nebbiolo tannins are present and serve to balance the wine’s more overt leanings. I very much like the way the 2007 continues to open up in the glass. Overall this looks to be a tasty, early-drinking Gattinara from Travaglini. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017.

Wine maker notes
Following traditional red fermentation, the wine is aged for one year in French oak barriques, followed by18 months in Slovenian oak casks and six months in bottle

Food pairing
Outstanding with red meat, game and hard cheeses

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Regional Wineries:
Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub-Region: Gattinara
Grape Varietal: Nebbiolo
Type: Still wine
Reg. $29.99
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