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Travaglini Gattinara

Travaglini Gattinara Description

Travaglini is a family-owned wine estate in the tiny Gattinara appellation within north Italy’s renowned Piedmont region. Established in the 1920s by Clemente Travaglini, the winery is Gattinara’s most esteemed producer of traditional, limited-production wines from the nebbiolo grape.

Travaglini wines are easily recognized by their distinctive bottle shape, featuring a unique curve that fits naturally in the palm of the hand and serves to catch sediment during decanting. Designed by a glassmaker to celebrate the excellent 1952 vintage, the bottle was so well received that family decided to keep it as their trademark.

Travaglini Gattinara Tasting Notes

Color: Deep ruby red with garnet reflections.

Bouquet: Aromas of red fruit, blackberry, plum and licorice with hints of vanilla and leather.

Taste: Full-bodied, with intense flavors of cherry, raspberry and spice culminating in a long and smooth finish.

Vineyard Notes

Grapes are grown in Piedmont’s Gattinara D.O.C.G., in vineyards planted on steep slopes at an elevation of 900 – 1,300 feet. The soil is rich in iron and trace quantities of carbonate, calcium and magnesium. These unique soils combine with an ideal microclimate to yield high quality nebbiolo grapes

Food Pairing

Outstanding with red meat, game and hard cheeses

Composition: 100% Nebbiolo

Closure: Cork

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