Gaggiano Gattinara Timateo 2016
Legend has it that the wines of Gattinara were noteworthy between the 15th and 16th century, well before those of Barolo. This is 100% Spanna from 40-year old vines, destemmed, crushed and aged in oak for 35 months. The extended aging gives the wine an elegantly earthy character. Red fruits, cranberry soaked leather, clove, nutmeg, orange peel, and dried roses. A touch of VA provides some balsamic notes with damp cellar framing the medium tannins and medium acidity.