The Gattinara area (north-western Piedmont) was granted DOCG status in 1990. This winemaking area enjoys a continental climate and the vines grow on iron-rich gravelly soils of volcanic origin. The uniqueness of these soils, together with the ideal microclimate, produces excellent Nebbiolo grapes.

Gattinara comprises 100% of Spanna, the local name of Nebbiolo. Ageing requirements are 36 months, 12 of which in oak barrels. The wine usually ranges from orange to garnet in color, and has an aromatic bouquet reminiscent of violets.


Gattinara DOCG 2011