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Mauro Veglio Barolo Vigna Gattera 2005

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About the Producer "In 1992, Mauro Veglio took over the family's vineyards to prepare them for the transition from negociant grape feeder to producer of fruit for his own high-end wines. Reducing yields through canopy management in exchange for high quality grapes, he and his wife Daniela constructed a modern winery where they then began producing a new wave of wines. Employing shorter macerations of two to three days, en lieu of the traditional three to four weeks, the couple also engaged temperature controlled rotary fermentations and French barrique (20% new) for aging. "With Elio Altare, the father of modern Barolo, as his mentor, Mauro favors Burgundian style wines--elegant with high acidity and integrated tannins. And while his wines are accessible upon bottling, they're most certainly age-worthy. "Adhering to "natural systems of cultivation and vinification", Mauro is practicing but not certified organic. He avoids use of any chemicals in the winery or vineyards--no chemical fertilizers, pesticides or flavor alterations. Through such natural methods, he enables the purest expression of terroir in the estate's four different Crus of Barolo: Arborina, Rocche dell'Annuziata and Gattera, and Castelletto. "Consisting of approximately 12 ha in the communes of La Morra and Monforte d'Alba, Mauro Veglio produces 60,000 bottles annually, half of which are Barolo DOCG. With the exception of Castelletto, which belongs to his father-in-law, all other parcels have been farmed by his family for generations." - Importer

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Mauro Veglio:
Our families were farmers for many generations, like many other families in the Langhe, and in the past all the grapes produced were destined to be sold to negociants and the big co-ops in the area. This method gave us little satisfaction because importance was not given to the quality of the grapes, but rather the quantity and the lowest price possible. We took over the farm from our families... Read more
Our families were farmers for many generations, like many other families in the Langhe, and in the past all the grapes produced were destined to be sold to negociants and the big co-ops in the area. This method gave us little satisfaction because importance was not given to the quality of the grapes, but rather the quantity and the lowest price possible. We took over the farm from our families, then in 1992 Mauro decided to change following the example of his friend and neighbor, Elio Altare. He began to drastically reduce the number of grapes per hectare and started to vinify on his own in his new cantina. Utilizing shorter macerations with temperature controlled rotary-fermenters and aging in small oak barrels, he started to produce, little by little, wines that were more elegant and less aggressive thanks to the reduced tannins even if the wines were more concentrated because of the higher quality grapes. The farm consists of approximately 12 hectares in the communes of La Morra and Monforte d’Alba and we produce about 60,000 bottles, half of which is Barolo DOCG. This size allows Mauro to keep a direct control on all production processes, in the vineyards as well as in cellar, maintaining high quality and making necessary investments in new technology and machinery. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Mauro Veglio Barolo Vigna Gattera

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.50 5
05/21/2009

AWE blind tasting - brownie, fudgy, peach jam, nice spice notes, a touch of dandelion, mineral water, talc, white pepper, a bit of a let down on the mp, simple, but with a decent core of ripe cherry fruit, a nice backend with more savory character, finishes strong with good follow through to the ripe fruit character and nice round tannins, cinnamon finale 86- 87



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About the Producer "In 1992, Mauro Veglio took over the family's vineyards to prepare them for the transition from negociant grape feeder to producer of fruit for his own high-end wines. Reducing yields through canopy management in exchange for high quality grapes, he and his wife Daniela constructed a modern winery where they then began producing a new wave of wines. Employing shorter macerations of two to three days, en lieu of the traditional three to four weeks, the couple also engaged temperature controlled rotary fermentations and French barrique (20% new) for aging. "With Elio Altare, the father of modern Barolo, as his mentor, Mauro favors Burgundian style wines--elegant with high acidity and integrated tannins. And while his wines are accessible upon bottling, they're most certainly age-worthy. "Adhering to "natural systems of cultivation and vinification", Mauro is practicing but not certified organic. He avoids use of any chemicals in the winery or vineyards--no chemical fertilizers, pesticides or flavor alterations. Through such natural methods, he enables the purest expression of terroir in the estate's four different Crus of Barolo: Arborina, Rocche dell'Annuziata and Gattera, and Castelletto. "Consisting of approximately 12 ha in the communes of La Morra and Monforte d'Alba, Mauro Veglio produces 60,000 bottles annually, half of which are Barolo DOCG. With the exception of Castelletto, which belongs to his father-in-law, all other parcels have been farmed by his family for generations." - Importer

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