Antoniolo Gattinara Osso San Grato 2015 750ml

size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Piedmont
appellation
Gattinara
VM
96
DC
95
WS
93
Additional vintages
2016 2015 2014 2010
VM
96
Rated 96 by Vinous Media
The 2015 Gattinara Riserva Osso San Grato marries finesse with power in grand style. Rose petal, sage, mint, sweet pipe tobacco, licorice and dried flowers lend striking aromatic nuance to a Gattinara that is endowed with tons of personality. Another few years should help soften the tannins. It is such a pretty and expressive Gattinara. Even with quite a bit of air, the Osso San Grato remains bright, polished and utterly beguiling. ... More details
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Antoniolo Gattinara Osso San Grato 2015 750ml

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Professional Ratings
VM
96
DC
95
WS
93
VM
96
Rated 96 by Vinous Media
The 2015 Gattinara Riserva Osso San Grato marries finesse with power in grand style. Rose petal, sage, mint, sweet pipe tobacco, licorice and dried flowers lend striking aromatic nuance to a Gattinara that is endowed with tons of personality. Another few years should help soften the tannins. It is such a pretty and expressive Gattinara. Even with quite a bit of air, the Osso San Grato remains bright, polished and utterly beguiling.
DC
95
Rated 95 by Decanter
Lorella Zoppis Antoniolo is an energetic producer based in Gattinara, where she owns - among others - the two outstanding vineyards of San Francesco and Osso San Grato. The latter is an old, steep vineyard with an almost full south exposure. Here, she picks Nebbiolo grapes which are handled with minimal intervention in the winery. Spontaneous fermentation in concrete is followed by natural malolactic fermentation in spring, then three years in big oak vessels. Her 2015 is from a warm vintage yet shows good balance. Osso San Grato is more austere compared to San Francesco, and this is built to last: its concentration and complexity are sumptuous. Still rugged now, it doesn't come across as over-extracted. The nose is rich with tar and dark wild berries, with liquorice root, dried cherry and camphor depth. A rhubarb flavour with plenty of sucrosity paints the picture on the palate, with austere yet ripe tannins and almost zesty acidity. Drinking Window 2022 - 2045.
WS
93
Rated 93 by Wine Spectator
Firmly structured in style, this red offers cherry, currant, earth, menthol, iron, spice and tobacco flavors. Dense, dusty tannins hold court on the finish, with freshness and energy suggesting the fruit has not yet had the last word. Best from 2022 through 2038. 400 cases made, 150 cases imported.
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Colored an intense, garnet red, the fruity nose on the 'Osso San Grato' overflows with powerful notes of black cherry, dried rose, and violet, with complexity added by a distinct note of tar. Intensely flavored to match, the full-bodied Gattinara is austere and yet generous, with sweet and velvety tannins balanced by a long finish. The grapes, grown in sub-acid morainic (soils originating from an ancient glacier) and volcanic (rich in minerals) soils with a southern exposure, are all hand-picked. After being delicately pressed they are left to ferment with a 14-16 day period of maceration on the skins as the must is pumped over with automatic sprinklers. Maturation begins in medium capacity oak barrels for 30 months, finishing in the bottle for 1 year before release. Denomination: GATTINARA Classification: DOCG Production area: Gattinara Cru: Osso S. Grato Vineyard extension: 5.50 Blend: Nebbiolo - 100% Vineyard age (year of planting): 1960 Average no. cases/year: 415 Suggested serving temperature: 65°F AB
Product Details
size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Piedmont
appellation
Gattinara
Additional vintages
2016 2015 2014 2010
Overview
Rated 96 - The 2015 Gattinara Riserva Osso San Grato marries finesse with power in grand style. Rose petal, sage, mint, sweet pipe tobacco, licorice and dried flowers lend striking aromatic nuance to a Gattinara that is endowed with tons of personality. Another few years should help soften the tannins. It is such a pretty and expressive Gattinara. Even with quite a bit of air, the Osso San Grato remains bright, polished and utterly beguiling.
green grapes

Varietal: Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo is not necessarily a particularly easy grape to cultivate. Indeed, its very late ripening time often means that yield is very low, and they are also quite susceptible to various diseases and forms of rot. However, in their native Italy and in many other countries around the world, wineries persevere with this varietal due to the fact that few other grapes can produce wines as wonderful, complex and flavorful as those made with the Nebbiolo grape. These grapes offer a beautifully pale red juice, packed full of intense flavors such as truffle, violet and prune, making them a real treat for serious wine drinkers looking for a sensory experience not to be forgotten. They are also renowned for their affinity for aging, which allows their strong tannins to mellow and compliment their stunning flavor.
barrel

Region: Piedmont

The beautiful region of Piedmont in the north west of Italy is responsible for producing many of Europe's finest red wines. Famous appellations such as Barolo and Barbaresco are the envy of wine-makers all over the world, and attract plenty of tourism as a result of their traditional techniques and the stunning setting they lie in. The region has a similar summer climate to nearby French regions such as Bordeaux, but the rest of their year is considerably colder, and far drier as a result of the rain shadow cast by the Alps. The wineries which cover much of Piedmont have, over many generations, mastered how to make the most of the Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Barbera grapes which thrive here, and nowadays are beginning to experimenting with many imported varietals to increase the region's range and meet international demand.
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Country: Italy

Italy is recognised as being one of the finest wine producing countries in the world, and it isn't difficult to see why. With a vast amount of land across the country used primarily for vineyard cultivation and wine production, each region of Italy manages to produce a wide range of excellent quality wines, each representative of the region it is produced in. Any lover of Italian wines will be able to tell you of the variety the country produces, from the deliciously astringent and alpine-fresh wines of the northern borders, to the deliciously jammy and fruit-forward wines of the south and the Italian islands. Regions such as Barolo are frequently compared with Bordeaux and Burgundy in France, as their oak aged red wines have all the complexity and earthy, spicy excellence of some of the finest wines in the world, and the sparkling wines of Asti and elsewhere in Italy can easily challenge and often exceed the high standards put forward by Champagne. Thanks to excellent terrain and climatic conditions, Italy has long since proven itself a major player in the world of wines, and long may this dedication to quality and excellence continue.
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green grapes

Varietal: Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo is not necessarily a particularly easy grape to cultivate. Indeed, its very late ripening time often means that yield is very low, and they are also quite susceptible to various diseases and forms of rot. However, in their native Italy and in many other countries around the world, wineries persevere with this varietal due to the fact that few other grapes can produce wines as wonderful, complex and flavorful as those made with the Nebbiolo grape. These grapes offer a beautifully pale red juice, packed full of intense flavors such as truffle, violet and prune, making them a real treat for serious wine drinkers looking for a sensory experience not to be forgotten. They are also renowned for their affinity for aging, which allows their strong tannins to mellow and compliment their stunning flavor.
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Region: Piedmont

The beautiful region of Piedmont in the north west of Italy is responsible for producing many of Europe's finest red wines. Famous appellations such as Barolo and Barbaresco are the envy of wine-makers all over the world, and attract plenty of tourism as a result of their traditional techniques and the stunning setting they lie in. The region has a similar summer climate to nearby French regions such as Bordeaux, but the rest of their year is considerably colder, and far drier as a result of the rain shadow cast by the Alps. The wineries which cover much of Piedmont have, over many generations, mastered how to make the most of the Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Barbera grapes which thrive here, and nowadays are beginning to experimenting with many imported varietals to increase the region's range and meet international demand.
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Country: Italy

Italy is recognised as being one of the finest wine producing countries in the world, and it isn't difficult to see why. With a vast amount of land across the country used primarily for vineyard cultivation and wine production, each region of Italy manages to produce a wide range of excellent quality wines, each representative of the region it is produced in. Any lover of Italian wines will be able to tell you of the variety the country produces, from the deliciously astringent and alpine-fresh wines of the northern borders, to the deliciously jammy and fruit-forward wines of the south and the Italian islands. Regions such as Barolo are frequently compared with Bordeaux and Burgundy in France, as their oak aged red wines have all the complexity and earthy, spicy excellence of some of the finest wines in the world, and the sparkling wines of Asti and elsewhere in Italy can easily challenge and often exceed the high standards put forward by Champagne. Thanks to excellent terrain and climatic conditions, Italy has long since proven itself a major player in the world of wines, and long may this dedication to quality and excellence continue.