Antoniolo Gattinara Castelle 2015 750ml

size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Piedmont
appellation
Gattinara
93
VM
Additional vintages
2015 2013 2010
93
VM
Rated 93 by Vinous Media
Antoniolo’s 2015 Gattinara Riserva Le Castelle is laced with black cherry, plum, leather, spice, tobacco and incense, all of which bring out darker tonalities of Nebbiolo that hold considerable allure. The 2015 is deep and virile in style, and yet relatively soft contours (for a young Gattinara) give it quite a bit of appeal even in the early going. ... More details
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Antoniolo Gattinara Castelle 2015 750ml

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$59.88
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93
VM
93
VM
Rated 93 by Vinous Media
Antoniolo’s 2015 Gattinara Riserva Le Castelle is laced with black cherry, plum, leather, spice, tobacco and incense, all of which bring out darker tonalities of Nebbiolo that hold considerable allure. The 2015 is deep and virile in style, and yet relatively soft contours (for a young Gattinara) give it quite a bit of appeal even in the early going.
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Colored a vibrantly deep garnet red, the Castelle has an intense nose. The floral bouquet abounds in notes of violets and dried roses, delicately layered with aromas of raspberries and almonds with a hint of toast. Full on the palate, in both body and flavor, the balanced and supple wine has a generous, delicate finish. An ideal accompaniment to red meats, roasts, and game, this wine would pair well with any decidely flavorful dish. The must is fermented in a temperature-controlled tank, with a 10-12 day period of maceration. The wine is pumped over daily for more thorough fermentation as well as better color extraction. The wine is aged for 24 months in barriques, then cellared in bottle for one year before release. Gattinara DOCG Blend: 100% Nebbiolo Vineyard: Castelle Soil: Sub-acid, moranic (soils originating from an ancient glacier), volcanic (rich in minerals) Exposure: South, south-west Average No. cases/year: 290 ABV: >13% Recommended Serving Temperature: 67° F. Dry extract g/l : 32 Acidity g/l
Product Details
size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Piedmont
appellation
Gattinara
Additional vintages
2015 2013 2010
Overview
Rated 93 - Antoniolo’s 2015 Gattinara Riserva Le Castelle is laced with black cherry, plum, leather, spice, tobacco and incense, all of which bring out darker tonalities of Nebbiolo that hold considerable allure. The 2015 is deep and virile in style, and yet relatively soft contours (for a young Gattinara) give it quite a bit of appeal even in the early going.
green grapes

Varietal: Nebbiolo

The dusty purple grapes of the Nebbiolo variety are widely considered to be amongst the finest in the world, and hold many unique characteristics which have secured their place in wine making history. Indeed, almost all of the most respected and sought after red wines of Italy are made using this grape varietal, and it wasn't long before several New World wineries started experimenting with the fruit of this special vine, too. Nebbiolo grapes are renowned for their ability to age beautifully, with their strong and dense tannins mellowing out and becoming more balanced inside the oak. Alongside this, they hold some of the most complex and exciting flavors to be found in any grape, which range from gorgeous notes of black truffle, to aromatic violets and tobacco tones.
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Region: Piedmont

For hundreds of years, the beautiful alpine region of Piedmont in north-west Italy has been producing excellent quality red wines, and some of the most characterful sparkling white wines to have ever come out of the Old World. The region is dominated by the mighty Alps which form the border between Italy, France and Switzerland, and the Moscato grapes that are grown in the foothills of this mountain range carry much of the Alps' flavors in their fruit, and are fed by crystal clear mountain waters. However, it is the Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Barbera grapes which are the real stars of this region, and the highly respected wineries which cover much of Piedmont have generations of experience when it comes to processing and aging these grape varietals to produce the superb wines which come out of appellations such as Barolo and Barberesco.
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Country: Italy

There are few countries in the world with a viticultural history as long or as illustrious as that claimed by Italy. Grapes were first being grown and cultivated on Italian soil several thousand years ago by the Greeks and the Pheonicians, who named Italy 'Oenotria' – the land of wines – so impressed were they with the climate and the suitability of the soil for wine production. Of course, it was the rise of the Roman Empire which had the most lasting influence on wine production in Italy, and their influence can still be felt today, as much of the riches of the empire came about through their enthusiasm for producing wines and exporting it to neighbouring countries. Since those times, a vast amount of Italian land has remained primarily for vine cultivation, and thousands of wineries can be found throughout the entire length and breadth of this beautiful country, drenched in Mediterranean sunshine and benefiting from the excellent fertile soils found there. Italy remains very much a 'land of wines', and one could not imagine this country, its landscape and culture, without it.
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green grapes

Varietal: Nebbiolo

The dusty purple grapes of the Nebbiolo variety are widely considered to be amongst the finest in the world, and hold many unique characteristics which have secured their place in wine making history. Indeed, almost all of the most respected and sought after red wines of Italy are made using this grape varietal, and it wasn't long before several New World wineries started experimenting with the fruit of this special vine, too. Nebbiolo grapes are renowned for their ability to age beautifully, with their strong and dense tannins mellowing out and becoming more balanced inside the oak. Alongside this, they hold some of the most complex and exciting flavors to be found in any grape, which range from gorgeous notes of black truffle, to aromatic violets and tobacco tones.
barrel

Region: Piedmont

For hundreds of years, the beautiful alpine region of Piedmont in north-west Italy has been producing excellent quality red wines, and some of the most characterful sparkling white wines to have ever come out of the Old World. The region is dominated by the mighty Alps which form the border between Italy, France and Switzerland, and the Moscato grapes that are grown in the foothills of this mountain range carry much of the Alps' flavors in their fruit, and are fed by crystal clear mountain waters. However, it is the Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Barbera grapes which are the real stars of this region, and the highly respected wineries which cover much of Piedmont have generations of experience when it comes to processing and aging these grape varietals to produce the superb wines which come out of appellations such as Barolo and Barberesco.
fields

Country: Italy

There are few countries in the world with a viticultural history as long or as illustrious as that claimed by Italy. Grapes were first being grown and cultivated on Italian soil several thousand years ago by the Greeks and the Pheonicians, who named Italy 'Oenotria' – the land of wines – so impressed were they with the climate and the suitability of the soil for wine production. Of course, it was the rise of the Roman Empire which had the most lasting influence on wine production in Italy, and their influence can still be felt today, as much of the riches of the empire came about through their enthusiasm for producing wines and exporting it to neighbouring countries. Since those times, a vast amount of Italian land has remained primarily for vine cultivation, and thousands of wineries can be found throughout the entire length and breadth of this beautiful country, drenched in Mediterranean sunshine and benefiting from the excellent fertile soils found there. Italy remains very much a 'land of wines', and one could not imagine this country, its landscape and culture, without it.