Travaglini 2017 Gattinara


"The Travaglini 2017 Gattinara represents a blend of some of the best fruit found across this beautiful 44-hectare hillside estate. Nebbiolo (or Spanna as the grape is known locally) from Alto Piemonte and the Gattinara appellation tends to show pretty red fruit characteristics with cherry and raspberry and a genuine or accessible approach. You get lots of that here in this bottle, spurred forward by the hot and dry conditions of the 2017 vintage. This Gattinara, packed in its trademark bottle with sensuous curves, is best suited for near and medium-term drinking." Robert Parker 91 Points

This wine represents Travaglini's existential raison d'être. The Gattinara is a pure expression of Nebbiolo sourced from the various vineyards across this estate's holdings. The wine sees two and a half years of aging in large oak (with 10% in barrique). The color here is dark garnet, and the bouquet offers good complexity with dried fruit, spice and crushed mineral. The finish is long and silky. Vines range from 12 years to 45 years old in age.

You instantly recognize the wines of Travaglini, thanks to its distinctive bottle. In 1958, Giancarlo Travaglini created a bottle with a unique asymmetrical shape that serves as a storage vessel and a decanter for wine. There is a shallow hump in the side of the bottle that serves to catch any sediment during pouring. Today, the estate is run by Cinzia Travaglini and her winemaker husband Massimo. They farm 44 hectares of vines in the Gattinara appellation. The vast majority is Nebbiolo, but they also farm small parcels of Vespolina and Uva Rara. 

Bottle Size: All bottles are 750ML unless otherwise noted.

21 and Over: Adult Signature Required

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