The Osso San Grato Gattinara DOCG by Antoniolo is presented in the glass ruby red with relevant garnet red nuances. On the nose opens an elegant and versatile bouquet with fruity, floral and spicy aromas, scents reminiscent of roses, violets, forest floor, quinarinds and slate. Full-bodied and engaging on the palate, robust and complex, masterfully balanced, present, fine tannins, body-rich and of dense structure with lots of potential and a long, impressive reverberation.
Vinification of the Osso San Grato Gattinara DOCG by Antoniolo
Cru Osso San Grato belongs to the Olympus of Piedmontese Nebbiolo wines, a symbol of the Gattinara wine region. 100% Nebbiolo grapes are vinified from the 5.5 hectare vineyard of the same name, which belongs almost exclusively to the Antoniolo family. The soils of this single layer are rich in porphyry and volcanic origin, the vineyard is completely south facing. The vines are on average 60 years old.
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. The wine is stored in large wooden barrels for 36 months and then in bottle storage for a further 12 months before being sold.
The Osso San Grato Gattinara DOCG can be stored for 20 to 25 years.
Food recommendations for the Osso San Grato Gattinara DOCG by Antoniolo
This masterful red wine from northern Piedmont is a perfect accompaniment to traditional Piedmontese cuisine, roasts and grilled beef, game, meat stews with potatoes and vegetables, ripe, spicy cheeses .
We recommend opening the Osso San Grato Gattinara DOCG from Antoniolo one to two hours before serving.
Awards for the Osso San Grato Gattinara DOCG by Antoniolo
- Vinum: 17.5/20 points for 2013
- Gambero Rosso: 3 red glasses for 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009
- Vitae AIS: 4 vines for 2012, 2011 and 2009
- Wine Spectator: 95 points for 2012; 93 points for 2011 and 2010
- Bibenda: 5 grapes for 2009
- Wine Advocate Robert M. Parker: 91 points for 2012, 92 points for 2008
|Type of Wine:||Red wine|
|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 - 3 Gläser , Guida Vitae AIS - 4 Reben , Vinum - 17.5 Punkte|
|Duration of maturation (in Months):||48|
|Aromas & Palate Notes:||berry fruit , stone fruits , floral , spicy , mineral|
|Mouthfeel/ Texture:||velvety , dense|
|Optimal serving temperature in °C:||15 - 18|
|Style:||Old World , classic , elegant|
|Food Pairing:||dark food , bright, hearty dishes , spicy food|
|Glass Recommendation:||Bordeaux Glass , Bordeaux Goblet|
|Bottle Design & Features:||Bordeaux Style , classic|
|Bottle size in L:||0,75|
|storage capacity in years from the vintage year:||20+|
|Alcohol % ABV:||13,5|
|Allergens & Misc. Ingredients:||contains sulfites and sulfur dioxide|
|Distributor:||Azienda Antoniolo - Corso Valsesia, 277 - 13045 Gattinara - Italien|