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Blackberry, Sour cherry, Violets, mineral and Licorice

Le Castelle Gattinara DOCG 2013 - Antoniolo

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31.41 £
0.75 l (£ 41.88 * / 1 l)

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Le Castelle Gattinara DOCG 2013 - Antoniolo
31.41 £
0.75 l (£ 41.88 * / 1 l)

Prices excl. VAT, excise duties, customs , excl. shipping

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Antoniolo's Le Castelle Gattinara DOCG is intensely ruby to garnet red in the glass. Complex fruity and spicy aromas dominate the bouquet, fragrances of strawberries, raspberries, cassis, violet, black cherry, leather, tobacco, black pepper, mineral and earthy notes alternate and complement each other. On the palate, this spouse surprises with distinctive, well-integrated tannins, pleasant freshness, clear, full body, spicy, powerful, silky and full of character. Beautiful and very sustainable, almost endless finale with fine mineral nuances in the finish.

Vinification of Le Castelle Gattinara DOCG by Antoniolo

Le Castelle is the only wine of Antoniolo that is made in barriques. The Nebbiolo grapes for this cru come from the 1.3 ha single layer of the same name. Here are vines that are on average 40 years old, the soils are deeper and richer than in the other two individual layers, which gives the Gattinara more strength and depth.
After maceration and alcoholic fermentation on the shells in concrete tanks, the must is removed and transferred into barriques. Here the malolactic fermentation is carried out completely, followed by 24 months of ageing. After bottling, Le Castelle matures in the bottle for at least 12 months before being sold.
Le Castelle Gattinara is produced in small quantities, only about 3000 bottles per year. The wine can be stored for over 20 years.

Food recommendation for Le Castelle Gattinara DOCG by Antoniolo

Enjoy this powerful red wine from the north of Piedmont with dishes of red meat, lamb, game, fallow deer, poultry, spicy ripe cheeses.
Le Castelle should be opened one to two hours before serving


Awards for Le Castelle Gattinara DOCG by Antoniolo

  • Gambero Rosso: 2 glasses for 2012
  • Wine Spectator: 80 points for 2010
  • Antonio Galloni: 95 points for 2010
Product type: Wine
Type of Wine: Red wine
Wine colour: Red
Sweetness: dry
Vintage: 2013
Country: Italy
Region: Piemont (IT)
Sub region: Gattinara DOCG (IT)
Occasion & Theme: family event , Gift for good friends , perfect for an evening in front of the chimney , surprise connoisseurs , Romantic Dinner , Christmas
Ageing in: small barrel
Grape Variety: Nebbiolo
Cuvée: sortenrein
Quality Classification & Rating: DOCG Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita
Awards: Wine Spectator - 95 Punkte
Harvest: Manual harvest
Maturation: Barrique 225 l , bottle-aged
Duration of maturation (in Months): 36
Aromas & Palate Notes: Blackberry , Sour cherry , Violets , mineral , Licorice
Mouthfeel/ Texture: melty , velvety , meaty , dense
Finish: very long
Optimal serving temperature in °C: 15 - 18
Style: Old world , classic , posh
Food Pairing: dark food , Bright and hearty dishes , spicy food
Glass recommendation: Bordeaux Glass , Bordeaux Goblet
Bottle design & equipment: Bordeaux bottle , classic
Bottle size in l: 0,75
Shutter type: Cork
Shelf life in years from vintage: 20+
Alcohol % ABV: 14,0
Allergens & Misc. Ingredients: contains sulfites and sulfur dioxide
Distributor: Azienda Antoniolo - Corso Valsesia - 277 - 13045 Gattinara - Italien
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