DOCG area for red wine in the Italian region Piedmont
, which is named after the city of the same name. It covers nearly 100 hectares of vineyards on gravel soils of volcanic origin on southern slopes in the municipality of Gattinara in the province of Vercelli on both sides of the river Sesia. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, can Vigna
followed by the layer name. Even the Romans laid here around the turn of the first vineyards. The Cardinal Mercurino Arborio, born in Gattinara, the chancellor of Emperor Charles V (1500-1558), brought the wine to the courts of Europe, which already then established its international fame. He was classified as a DOC in 1967 and received in 1990 the DOCG status.
Of the tanninreiche
Red wine with violet flavor is extremely durable. He is from the varieties Nebbiolo
(to 90%), as well Vespolina
(max 4%) and / or Bonarda di Gattinara = Uva Rara
(together max 10%) pressed. The minimum alcohol content is 12.5% vol, it must mature 35 months, of which 24 months in oak barrels. With 13% vol alcohol content and at least 47 months maturation, of which 36 months in oak barrels, he may Riserva
call. Well-known producers include Antoniolo, Bianchi, Nervi and Travaglini. The best vintages are 1985, 1988, 1990, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001 and 2003. The neighboring DOCG red wine ghemme
is very similar.