Gattinara: Interesting, Once in a While

Travaglini
Gattinara
2003

The town of Gattinara is in the north of Piedmont, almost in Switzerland, and its wine is made from nebbiolo grapes and packaged a weird, wavy bottle.

So it's got character, at least on the outside; inside, not so much. Pouring it into our glasses, we were struck by its lovely nose, almost like a Pinot. But the first sip vanished quickly, leaving our tongues with a little acid bite. The wine did open up over the course of the meal, delivering a little more nuance as it warmed, and, ultimately, marrying well with a salty, crusty, olive-y pizza.

It had been a few years since we'd had one. We'd probably wait that long again.

Price: $21 (sale)

More from Meg Maker

Cypress Grove Midnight Moon Goat Gouda

A nutty goat’s milk Gouda, made in Holland and aged for a...
Read More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *