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Gattinara Wine

Gattinara is found in Italy's north-western Piedmont region. Like its neighbor Ghemme, the area also has ancient origins. It is thought that the name derives from Catuli Ara (the Altar of Catullus); it appears the town of Gattinara was built on the site where the Proconsul Lutatius Catullus dedicated the spoils he claimed in his victory over the Cimbrian Gauls in 101 BC. There is also evidence from archaeological discoveries that puts vine growing as far back as Roman times.

The coat of arms of Gattinara

The area was granted DOCG status in 1990. Its 247 acres (100ha) of vineyards are located north of Vercelli on steep, south-facing slopes (at a height of 274–396m/900–1300ft), centered around the commune of Gattinara and stretching westward towards the Alps. This winemaking zone enjoys a continental climate and the vines grow on iron-rich gravelly soils of volcanic origin, with traces of carbonate, calcium and magnesium. The uniqueness of these soils, combined with the ideal microclimate, helps yield excellent Nebbiolo grapes.

Similar to Ghemme, the wine must comprise 90% Spanna (the local name for Nebbiolo), the rest made up of Bonarda di Gattinara and Vespolina. Unlike Ghemme, which has an alcohol level of 12%, Gattinara must reach 12.5% (13% for riserva). Ageing requirements are 36 months with 12 in oak barrels, or for the riserva, 48 months with 24 months spent in wood. The wine usually ranges from orange to garnet in color, and has a rustic nature and an aromatic bouquet reminiscent of violets. Its reputation for exceptional longevity is thanks to its very prominent tannins and high acidity, which is greater than that of its more well-known cousins, Barolo and Barbaresco.

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We found 39 wines produced in this region.
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Travaglini Gattinara DOCG, Piedmont, Italy Nebbiolo $30 704
Antoniolo Gattinara DOCG, Piedmont, Italy Nebbiolo $38 4159
Travaglini Gattinara Riserva DOCG, Piedmont, Italy Nebbiolo $42 4746
Nervi Gattinara DOCG, Piedmont, Italy Nebbiolo $42 5699
Antoniolo 'Osso San Grato', Gattinara DOCG, Italy Nebbiolo $60 6040
Antoniolo San Francesco, Gattinara DOCG, Italy Nebbiolo $52 10562
Antonio Vallana e Figlio Gattinara DOCG, Piedmont, Italy Nebbiolo $30 10636
Travaglini Tre Vigne, Gattinara DOCG, Italy Nebbiolo $38 11282
Torraccia del Piantavigna Gattinara DOCG, Piedmont, Italy Nebbiolo $26 16377
Petterino Gattinara DOCG, Piedmont, Italy Nebbiolo $36 17982
Monsecco Gattinara DOCG, Piedmont, Italy Nebbiolo $42 27261
Anzivino Gattinara DOCG, Piedmont, Italy Nebbiolo $23 29227
Antoniolo Vigneto Castelle, Gattinara DOCG, Italy Nebbiolo $47 29404
Umberto Fiore Gattinara Riserva DOCG, Piedmont, Italy Nebbiolo $147 30418
Nervi Vigneto Molsino, Gattinara DOCG, Italy Nebbiolo $30 37373
Nervi Gattinara Riserva DOCG, Piedmont, Italy Nebbiolo $94 43117
Nervi Valferana, Gattinara DOCG, Piedmont, Italy Nebbiolo $36 48770
Umberto Fiore Gattinara DOCG, Piedmont, Italy Nebbiolo $84 50969
Umberto Fiore Vino Spanna, Gattinara Riserva DOCG, Italy Nebbiolo $68 53404
Bianchi 'Vigneto Valferana', Gattinara DOCG, Italy Nebbiolo $57 53727
Nervi Podere dei Ginepri, Gattinara DOCG, Italy Nebbiolo $21 58135
Dessilani Gattinara DOCG, Piedmont, Italy Nebbiolo $20 60556
Fratelli Berteletti Castello di Lozzolo Gattinara DOCG, Piedmont, Italy Nebbiolo $147 66406
Dessilani Gattinara Riserva DOCG, Piedmont, Italy Nebbiolo $48 70575
Nervi 'Spanna' Gattinara DOCG, Piedmont, Italy Nebbiolo $97 73414
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