The San Francesco Gattinara DOCG by Antoniolo is presented in the glass ruby red with distinct garnet red nuances. On the nose, an elegant aroma fan opens with fruity, floral and spicy scents, cherries, wild berries, pepper, sweet spices, rust, leather and noble mineral nuances. Intense and complex on the palate, tastefully aromatic, mineral notes with delicate iron notes, full-bodied, round, robust tannins, with lots of potential. The finish is powerful, long, mineral and sustainable.
Vinification of San Francesco Gattinara DOCG by Antoniolo
The Cru San Francesco embodies the "ancient and full-bodied soul" of the red Nebbiolo wines in the north of Piedmont, reserved and somewhat tart in character. The 4 hectares vineyard of the same name, on which the Nebbiolo grapes for this wine grow, stands on soils of volcanic origin and is completely oriented to the west.
After maceration for about two weeks and alcoholic fermentation in concrete tanks, the must is transferred into wooden barrels in which malolactic fermentation and ageing take place. It is aged for 30 months in large wooden barrels and then matured for a further 12 months in bottle storage before being sold.
The San Francesco Gattinara DOCG can be stored for 10 to 15 years.
The quantity is limited to about 4000 bottles per year.
Food recommendations for the San Francesco Gattinara DOCG by Antoniolo
This elegant and rich spouse goes perfectly with traditional Piedmontese cuisine, roasts and grilled beef, game, meat stews with potatoes and vegetables, ripe, spicy cheeses .
We recommend opening the San Francesco Gattinara DOCG from Antoniolo one to two hours before serving.
Awards for the San Francesco Gattinara DOCG by Antoniolo
- Gambero Rosso: 2 red glasses for 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009
- Gambero Rosso: 3 glasses for 2008
- Vitae AIS: 3 vines for 2011 and 2009
- Wine Spectator: 92 points for 2011, 90 points for 2010
- Bibenda: 4 grapes for 2011, 5 grapes for 2008
- James Suckling: 92 points for 2010
- Wine Advocate Robert M.Parker: 92 points for 2008
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|Type of Wine:||Red wine|
|Wine acidity in g/l:||6,0|
|Sub region:||Gattinara DOCG (IT)|
|Occasion & Theme:||family event , Gift for good friends , perfect for an evening in front of the chimney , Romantic Dinner , Christmas|
|Ageing in:||large wood|
|Quality Classification & Rating:||DOCG Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita|
|Awards:||Gambero Rosso - 2 Gläser , Wine Enthusiast - 94 Punkte , Wine Spectator - 93 Punkte|
|Duration of maturation (in Months):||42|
|Aromas & Palate Notes:||Blackberry , Sour cherry , mineral , Licorice , Forest floor|
|Mouthfeel/ Texture:||silky , melty , velvety , dense|
|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|
|Shelf life in years from vintage:||15|
|Alcohol % ABV:||14,0|
|Allergens & Misc. Ingredients:||contains sulfites and sulfur dioxide|
|Distributor:||Azienda Antoniolo - Corso Valsesia - 277 - 13045 Gattinara - Italien|