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Gattinara ‘San Francesco’, Antoniolo

100% Nebbiolo from 55 year old vines planted in morainic and volcanic soils.  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). Finishing in the bottle for 1 year.

Producer:
Vintage:
2010
Country:
Italy
Region:
Piedmont
Appellation:
Gattinara
Variety:
Nebbiolo
Color:
Red
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic

Press & Reviews

Vinous Media

Score:
94
Date:
7/1/15
Review:
The 2010 Gattinara San Francesco is the most accessible of the estate's three single-vineyard Gattinaras. Another intense, powerful wine, the San Francesco occasionally also show a more tender, welcoming side of its personality. Sweet tobacco, licorice and dried herbs all add nuance to the beautifully textured. There is a level of sweetness and openness to the San Francesco that the other wines don't offer, at least not today.