Wine of the week: A royal bottle
In the famous region of Piemonte, north in Italy, there is a wine that once had the attention of European royalty. Gattinara is both the name of a small city situated between Torino and Milano, and the name of the wines from this small region. It's a limited production and , in most cases, on 100% Nebbiolo grapes.
"Conterno wants in on the fun happening in Gattinara", an employe at Vinmonopolet told me, as we spoke of the region. "The price of Nervi's Gattinara 2015 rose from 300NOK to 380NOK, overnight, as Conterno bought the house. And that's even before Conterno did anything to the winemaking."
A Gattinara wine is a very different experience than it's Barolo & Barbaresco brothers and sisters south in Piemonte. Even made on the same grape, in the same region, the Gattinara wines stand out differently. They are more slim and acidic, and demand more of you as a consumer. They tend to be quite complex and with great potential for ageing.
Our pick for wine of the week is from Travaglini. A winery started in 1920 that produces a number of different wines. We've tasted their traditional Gattinara DOCG from 2014.
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