Gattinara (wine)


Gattinara (wine)

Gattinara is a red wine with Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita status produced from Nebbiolo grapes grown within the boundaries of the commune of Gattinara which is located in the hills in the north of the province of Vercelli, northwest of Novara. It was awarded DOC status in 1967 and received its DOCG classification in 1990. The wine is made primarily from the Nebbiolo grape varietal (known locally as Spanna; minimum 90%) blended with up to 10% Bonarda di Gattinara and no more than 4% of Vespolina. The wine is aged in oak barrels for 1 year, two years if it is a riserva, with an additional two years of ageing in the bottle. Travaglini, Antoniolo and Dessilani are notable producers.

References

*cite web|url=http://www.regione.piemonte.it/agri/osser_vitivin/vit_difficile/dwd/disciplinari/gattinara.pdf
title=Riconoscimento della denominazione di origine controllata e garantita del vino "Gattinara": Disciplinare di produzione
language=Italian

External links

* [http://www.italianmade.com/wines/DOC10011.cfm] - website of The Italian Trade Commission.
* [http://www.babbonyc.com/winepicks-gattinara.html] - Babbo Ristorante page for information on Gattinara wines.
* [http://www.epicurious.com/drinking/wine_dictionary/entry?id=6543] - Epicurious wine dictionary entry for Gattinara DOCG.


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