A superlative Piemontese example of aged Nebbiolo.
Gattinara is a small DOCG in northern Piedmont at the foot of the alps where Nebbiolo reigns supreme and wines that can rival top Barolo are made by the best producers. This, Travaglini’s Riserva is only made in selected years and is aged for 3 years in oak casks before bottling for a further 8 months prior to release. It’s a wine that has a delicate red berry fruit aroma with hints of cherries and a rose petal fragrance. There’s a taut minerality, more than that found in Barolo, which gives it a real freshness and sits well with the silky tannins that give the right level of balance and power. It all leads up to a long lingering and velvety smooth finish.
A good partner to red meat, poultry and game.