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Travaglini Gattinara 2012 Wine Review

Travaglini Gattinara 2012

Travaglini Gattinara 2012

Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy

Community Score:87/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $29.95

Drink: 2017-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Travaglini Gattinara

Agent: S. Schiralli Agencies Ltd.,

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If you like Barolo, try this one as it's also made from the Nebbiolo grape. This seductive, robust Italian red wine is still quite tannic with tarry black fruit and violets, so it needs cellar time. Decant 2 hours. Try it with a rack of lamb. MINE: Travaglini (2011) is a well-priced Barola from Gattinara in the Piedmont wine region and made with 100% Nabila wine grapes. The wine is a fire red colour with an oaky, spicy and floral rose and violet nose. The wine has great acidity, grippy tannins and could easily hold in cellar for a half-dozen years. OTHER: This wine represents Travaglini's existential raison d'être. The 2012 Gattinara is a pure expression of Nebbiolo sourced from the various vineyards across this estate's holdings. The wine sees two and a half years of aging in large oak (with 10% in barrique). The color here is dark garnet, and the bouquet offers good complexity with dried fruit, spice and crushed mineral. The finish is long and silky. Vines range from 12 years to 45 years old in age. Drink Date: 2017-2025. Score - 90 (Monica Larner, robertparker.com, Aug. 31, 2017). - Community Wine Reviews

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