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
|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 , surprise connoisseurs , Romantic Dinner , Christmas|
|Ageing in:||small barrel|
|Quality Classification & Rating:||DOCG Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita|
|Maturation:||Barrique 225 l , bottle-aged|
|Duration of maturation (in Months):||36|
|Aromas & Palate Notes:||berry fruit , stone fruits , floral , spicy , mineral|
|Mouthfeel/ Texture:||melt-in-the-mouth , velvety , gripping , 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:||14,0|
|Allergens & Misc. Ingredients:||contains sulfites and sulfur dioxide|
|Distributor:||Azienda Antoniolo - Corso Valsesia, 277 - 13045 Gattinara - Italien|