The Antoniolo family re-established the farm and vineyards in 1945 after being abandoned in 1910 to due extremely harsh economic conditions brought on by phylloxera. Today, Lorella Antoniolo is one of Gattinaraâ€™s most historical and famous producers. Stoutly traditional, Rosella Antoniolo was the first to produce 100% Nebbiolo Gattinara wines, moving away from blending with other white and red varieties in the early fifties. The parental rock in Barolo and Barbaresco is limestone; here the soil elements are formed by ancient volcanic activity, and the decomposition of the Alps over millions of years. The soils are low pH and are composed of granite, quartz and iron, this yields Nebbiolo of great minerality, tension and long life. Here the expression of Nebbiolo is very elegant with fine tannins. Close proximity to the Alps and Mt. Rosa create a climate that is cooler with more intermittent alpine rains; the wines are typically a full degree lower in alcohol and suffer less heat stress than Barolo and Barbaresco. Nebbiolo is locally known as Spanna.
Antoniolo Gattinara San Francesco 2012
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 ... more
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Antoniolo Gattinara Osso San Grato 2012
This Nebbiolo comes from 5 hectares in the Osso San Grato cru. The vines were planted in 1960 and enjoy southern exposure. The soils are volcanic and moranic, owing their composition to prehistoric glacial activity.
After being delicately pressed they are left to ferment with a 14-16 day period of ... more
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Antoniolo Gattinara Le Castelle 2012
Garnet red in color with a nose of black cherry, violet, leather, tobacco and floral notes. It is full in body with bright acidity, velvety tannins, and rich flavors of raspberries, cherries, plums, marzipan and spice. more
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