Gattinara Wine


Gattinara is a red wine produced in the northwestern Piedmont region of Italy. Like the other big high profile regional reds such as Barolo and Barbaresco, it is based on the Nebbiolo grape. It is believed the name is a derivation of “Catuli Ara,” meaning “altar of Catullus.” This refers to the founding of the town of Gattinara, where proconsul Lutatius Catullus invested his booty after conquering the Cimbrian Gauls in 101 BC. Wine-making in the region dates at least as far back as the Roman era. It received its DOCG (superior classification) in 1990.
The Gattinara zone centers around the historical town, and reaches west to the hills of the Alps. This inland area has a continental microclimate, with hot summers and cool late autumns and winter. The vines grow in iron-rich, volcanic soils that have elements of carbon, magnesium and calcium. These factors all contribute to well-balanced, full ripening grapes. 
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  • Nebbiolo

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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  • Gattinara 2004


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    Wine review by PERSTORM

  • Travaglini Gattinera 2004


    This wine can compete in taste and complexity with some of the much pricier Barolos, it is an excellent choice if you are looking for a wine with a velvety beginning and end with flavors that are substantial but not over powering. Priced in the mids $30s it is not cheap but for what you get it is a significant bargain buy at least two when you ... Read More

    Wine review by RioLunato

  • Antoniolo Gattinara 2002


    nebbiolobouquet - roses, cherrystaste - medium body, acidic, sour cherrydecant 30min Read More

    Wine review by wes77royce

  • Antoniolo Gattinara San Francesco 2006


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    Wine review by luca chevalier

  • Antoniolo Gattinara Osso San Grato Piedmont Italy 2006


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    Wine review by luca chevalier

  • Travaglini Gattinara Selezione 2000


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    Wine review by robertoabr

  • Travaglini Gattinara Selezione 2000


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  • Anzivino Viticoltori In Gattinara Tarlo NV


    Serious and sharp Nebbiolo meets smooth Merlot and Shiraz to make a modern blend.This wine is the meeting point between top wines and everyday booze. In freezing winter a couple of friends and a glass of Nemesi to gossip over is the way to go. Read More

    Wine review by Poentaepese

  • Travaglini Gattinara Tre Vigne 1997


    This year is a fantastic one for this wine. At the price point that it is currently at it is usually a special occassion red for me ($69), but I seem to be finding special occassions weekly.I recently reviewed it at Read More

    Wine review by amaninthekitchen

  • Travaglini Il Sogno 2005


    Like the wine, subtle herb flavour is enjoyable. a lighter tasting wine. Not sure the $32 is worth it, but a good wine none the less. my wife liked it more than myself. Read More

    Wine review by BallardMark

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