Antoniolo Gattinara Osso San Grato 2015
This Nebbiolo comes from 5 hectares in the Osso San Grato cru. The vines were planted in 1960 and enjoy southern exposure. The soils are volcanic and moranic, owing their composition to prehistoric glacial activity. After being delicately pressed they are left to ferment with a 14-16 day period of maceration on the skins. Maturation begins in medium capacity oak barrels for 30 months, finishing in the bottle for 1 year before release. Just over 400 cases are produced each year!
96 Points - Vinous
The 2015 Gattinara Riserva Osso San Grato marries finesse with power in grand style. Rose petal, sage, mint, sweet pipe tobacco, licorice and dried flowers lend striking aromatic nuance to a Gattinara that is endowed with tons of personality. Another few years should help soften the tannins. It is such a pretty and expressive Gattinara. Even with quite a bit of air, the Osso San Grato remains bright, polished and utterly beguiling.