Travaglini Gattinara 2018
Antique and shiny garnet color that seduces the eye for its delicate transparency. On the nose, sweet floral aromas, from violet to rose petal, up to take on spicy and balsamic streaks with the passage of time. On the finish, mineral hints at times ferrous. Extreme elegance of a balance played between freshness, noble tannins just outlined and a subtle, infinite persistence of small red fruits, flowers and fruit jellies.
The 2018 Gattinara is a solid, easygoing wine to drink now and over the next handful of years. Sweet dried cherry, cinnamon, orange peel and mint are nicely lifted. All this needs to reach another level is a bit more depth and character.
This sinewy red combines cherry, earth, licorice and tobacco flavors, finding an equilibrium between the texture, fruit and savory notes and dusty tannins. Drink now through 2028. 180,000 cases made, 5,250 cases imported.