Antoniolo Gattinara San Francesco 2016 750ml

size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Piedmont
appellation
Gattinara
Additional vintages
2016 2013 2010 2009
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Colour: Pale garnet red Nose: Frank, intense, fruity, ripe plum, black sour cherry, sweet spices Flavour: Delicate, soft, well balanced, harmonious, intense Serving suggestions: Pasta dishes with meat sauce Vineyard extension: 3.50 hectares Blend: Nebbiolo - 100% Vineyard age (year of planting): 1960 Soil type: Sub-acid morainic (soils originating from an ancient glacier), volcanic (rich in minerals) Exposure: South-West Vinification and ageing: Maceration on the skins in cement vats for 14-16 days, pumping over with sprinklers, maturation for 1 year in 350-500 litre tonneaux and 18 months in large oak casks (20-25 Hl). Cellaring in the bottle for 1 year. Average no. bottles/year: 4000 Suggested serving temperature (degrees °C): 18 Alcohol %: 13.5 Dry extract g/l : 32 Acidity g/l : 6.10 Grape yield per hectare quintals: 50
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Antoniolo Gattinara San Francesco 2016 750ml

SKU 854537
$61.94
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Colour: Pale garnet red Nose: Frank, intense, fruity, ripe plum, black sour cherry, sweet spices Flavour: Delicate, soft, well balanced, harmonious, intense Serving suggestions: Pasta dishes with meat sauce Vineyard extension: 3.50 hectares Blend: Nebbiolo - 100% Vineyard age (year of planting): 1960 Soil type: Sub-acid morainic (soils originating from an ancient glacier), volcanic (rich in minerals) Exposure: South-West Vinification and ageing: Maceration on the skins in cement vats for 14-16 days, pumping over with sprinklers, maturation for 1 year in 350-500 litre tonneaux and 18 months in large oak casks (20-25 Hl). Cellaring in the bottle for 1 year. Average no. bottles/year: 4000 Suggested serving temperature (degrees °C): 18 Alcohol %: 13.5 Dry extract g/l : 32 Acidity g/l : 6.10 Grape yield per hectare quintals: 50
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size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Piedmont
appellation
Gattinara
Additional vintages
2016 2013 2010 2009
Overview
Colour: Pale garnet red Nose: Frank, intense, fruity, ripe plum, black sour cherry, sweet spices Flavour: Delicate, soft, well balanced, harmonious, intense Serving suggestions: Pasta dishes with meat sauce Vineyard extension: 3.50 hectares Blend: Nebbiolo - 100% Vineyard age (year of planting): 1960 Soil type: Sub-acid morainic (soils originating from an ancient glacier), volcanic (rich in minerals) Exposure: South-West Vinification and ageing: Maceration on the skins in cement vats for 14-16 days, pumping over with sprinklers, maturation for 1 year in 350-500 litre tonneaux and 18 months in large oak casks (20-25 Hl). Cellaring in the bottle for 1 year. Average no. bottles/year: 4000 Suggested serving temperature (degrees °C): 18 Alcohol %: 13.5 Dry extract g/l : 32 Acidity g/l : 6.10 Grape yield per hectare quintals: 50
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 region of Piedmont in the cool, breezy north-western part of Italy is renowned throughout the world for high quality, flavorful and delicious red wines, and for the elegant and refined sparkling wines such as Asti which typify the area. The region is located at the foothills of the Alps, close to the French and Swiss borders, and benefits from some interesting micro-climates formed by its proximity to the mountain range. The key grapes for the fine red wines of Piedmont are Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Barbera – all powerful varietals which are packed full of a range of fruit flavors and which have an affinity for oak making them ideal for aging When it comes to the sparkling Asti, wineries cultivate plenty of Moscato grapes, whose relative transparency make them ideal for expressing their terroir and providing some interesting flavors in the bottle.
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Country: Italy

For several decades in the mid to late twentieth century, Italy's reputation for quality wines took a fairly serious blow. This was brought about partly due to lack of regulation in certain regions, and too much regulation in others. This led to several wineries in the beautiful and highly fertile region of Tuscany making the bold move to work outside of the law, which they saw as responsible for the drop in quality in Tuscan wines. They believed that they had the expertise and the generations of experience necessary with which to make truly excellent, world class wines, and set about doing just that. These 'Super Tuscans', as they came to be known, quickly inspired the rest of Italy to improve their produce, and now, Italian wine producers in the twenty-first century are widely recognised to be amongst the best in the world. Regulation and law began to change, and wine drinkers across the globe woke up to the outstanding wines coming out of Italy, which are continuing to improve and impress to this day.
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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.
barrel

Region: Piedmont

The region of Piedmont in the cool, breezy north-western part of Italy is renowned throughout the world for high quality, flavorful and delicious red wines, and for the elegant and refined sparkling wines such as Asti which typify the area. The region is located at the foothills of the Alps, close to the French and Swiss borders, and benefits from some interesting micro-climates formed by its proximity to the mountain range. The key grapes for the fine red wines of Piedmont are Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Barbera – all powerful varietals which are packed full of a range of fruit flavors and which have an affinity for oak making them ideal for aging When it comes to the sparkling Asti, wineries cultivate plenty of Moscato grapes, whose relative transparency make them ideal for expressing their terroir and providing some interesting flavors in the bottle.
fields

Country: Italy

For several decades in the mid to late twentieth century, Italy's reputation for quality wines took a fairly serious blow. This was brought about partly due to lack of regulation in certain regions, and too much regulation in others. This led to several wineries in the beautiful and highly fertile region of Tuscany making the bold move to work outside of the law, which they saw as responsible for the drop in quality in Tuscan wines. They believed that they had the expertise and the generations of experience necessary with which to make truly excellent, world class wines, and set about doing just that. These 'Super Tuscans', as they came to be known, quickly inspired the rest of Italy to improve their produce, and now, Italian wine producers in the twenty-first century are widely recognised to be amongst the best in the world. Regulation and law began to change, and wine drinkers across the globe woke up to the outstanding wines coming out of Italy, which are continuing to improve and impress to this day.