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September 14, 2021
How much beauty on the hills of Gattinara, climbing up here is an experience that takes your breath away. Whoever arrives at the top of Galizja vineyard for the first time is enchanted to observe the shapes of the landscape: great nature has made them sweet, man has decorated them with rows.
Then your gaze is lost on the horizon: you recognize Monte Rosa and its peaks on one side, the plain on the other. On clear days you can see the urban profile of Novara - dominated by the Antonelli dome - and, a little further east, even Milan with its skyscrapers.
Right on the top of the hill from which comes the name of our best Gattinara wine- the Galizja wine- is today placed the iron glass nr. 4 of an initiative called "Le vie dei calici".
The project celebrates the enological richness of the territory with the installation of large iron glasses in as many symbolic places. The works bear the signature of Ruben Bertoldo, an eclectic artist whose work often draws inspiration from nature and local themes.
The works are part of an even broader project, called "Via della luce", which also incliude the illumination of the ruins of the historical castle of San Lorenzo.
February 7, 2021
Nebbiolo is a vine that produces grapes with colored black grapes. It is cultivated in particular abundance in Piedmont in the Langhe and Roero area, in the province of Cuneo and in Alto Piemonte.
It is a vine producing the highest quality grapes from different points of view, but above all for the completeness of its characteristics, with good balance between color, texture, acidity, persistent and volatile aromas, alcoholic strength. It is therefore a grape suited to be vinified alone with minimal contributions, to produce wines that can be defined as "noble" of great body and duration, on adequate maturation (refinement).
By definition, it is a wine suited to aging, being stable in fragrance and color. On complete maturation the Nebbiolo wines present a fragrance with notes of fruit, dried flowers and spices. To the taste, the tannin is moderate.
December 1, 2020
We have been waiting for five years to allow the best expression from an organoleptic point of view.
Our Gattinara DOCG Reserve 2015 is an absolute masterpiece from an historic harvest, the best of the last thirty years.
We produced it with care, choosing the best grapes from Galizja vineyard, an exclusive vine in the local terroir, one of the major in the production of Gattinara area.
The Gattinara Reserve, flagship of the Alto Piemonte primary wines of excellence, is now available for those of you who want to know and appreciate it.
November 27, 2020
Gattinara is a D.O.C.G. wine whose production is allowed in the province of Vercelli, exclusively in the territory of the municipality where the name comes from. It is produced mainly with the Nebbiolo grape variety (90%) with possible addition of Vespolina (max 4%) or Bonarda (max 10%), provided that these vines do not exceed 10% total. The minimum aging is 36 months with at least 24 in wooden barrels.
At the foot of the Alps, between Sesia and Ticino rivers, there are morainic hills that, thanks to the favorable microclimate, are particularly suited to the cultivation of the vine and the production of some of the most prestigious Piemontese D.O.C. and D.O.C.G..
The Novara area hills, with the immense wall of Monte Rosa in their landscape, are of fluvioglacial origin and dominate an area that reaches Romagnano Sesia, climbs to Boca to descend to Ghemme, Sizzano and Fara Novarese.
In this territory, fifty million year aged and originated by the glaciers melting, Nebbiolo emerges among all the vines.
October 30, 2020
Do you know that on our bottle labels an astrolabe is shown?
It’s an ancient instrument to locate and calculate the position of the planetary bodies.
The sun, the moon, planets and stars have a strong impact of on the wine-producing activities.
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