This symbol of Piedmontese wine derives from one of the most historic and performing crus of Gattinara, almost entirely owned by the company, on skeletal soils rich in minerals. Ruby red with evident garnet hues to the eye, the nose is elegant in its fruity, floral and spicy notes, with hints of rose, violet, undergrowth, but above all china and slate to complete the characteristic mineral picture. In the mouth it is full and enveloping, balanced and persistent.
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Antoniolo is considered by many to be the most important reference estate in Gattinara, the most famous Upper Piedmont appellation. The company is run by siblings Alberto and Lorella Antoniolo but was founded by their grandfather Mario in 1948. In the 1950s and 1960s, when many Italians left the country to work in Piedmont factories, the Antoniolos bought the best vineyards in the region. By the 1970s they had an enviable collection of Gattinara's finest cru, including a...