Travaglini Gattinara 2016
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Gattinara|
The Gattinara best expresses the classic qualities of the appellation; it is a wine with marked minerality and complexity. Deep ruby red in color with garnet reflections. On the nose, aromas of red fruit, blackberry, plum and licorice with hints of vanilla and leather. Full-bodied palate, with intense flavors of cherry, raspberry and spice culminating in a long and smooth finish. Outstanding with red meat, game, and hard cheeses. Recommended aging from 3 to 10 years, but this wine will easily maintain its integrity for years following.
The tannins sneak up on you, imparting a raspy feel on the finish, yet this offers plump cherry and strawberry fruit midpalate. Light mint and eucalyptus accents add interest. Rustic. Drink now through 2024. 180,000 cases made, 5,250 cases imported.