Wild aromas of Thai basil, mint and dried fruits. Some prunes, too, and root beer. Full body, lots of fruit and fine tannins. Fresh and flavorful. A unique wine. Pure nebbiolo, aged 40 months in 20-hectoliter casks.
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Grape Varieties100% Nebbiolo
AppellationVino da Uva Stramature
DescriptionTravaglini is a family-owned wine estate in the tiny Gattinara appellation within north Italy's renowned Piedmont region. Established in the 1920s by Clemente Travaglini, the winery is Gattinara's most esteemed producer of traditional, limited-production wines from the nebbiolo grape (known locally as spanna). The family's passion for winemaking has not diminished through the generations; Cristina and Cinzia Travaglini, great-granddaughters of Clemente, manage day-to-day operations at winery. Cinzia's husband Massimo Collauto is chief winemaker, a role he inherited from his late father-in-law and beloved mentor, Giancarlo Travaglini (winemaker at Travaglini for 45 years). Giancarlo's wife, Lilliana, oversees vineyard operations. Travaglini wines are easily recognized by their distinctive bottle shape, featuring a unique curve that fits naturally in the palm of the hand and serves to catch sediment during decanting. Designed by a glassmaker to celebrate the excellent 1952 vintage, the bottle was so well received that family decided to keep it as their trademark.
VinificationGrapes are dried on mats for 100 days prior to fermentation and then aged for three years in large Slavonian oak casks. Further refinement in bottle for 10 months.
ColorIntense garnet red
NoseComplex aromas of red fruits, spice and light balsamic notes
PalateA firm structure with well-balanced minerality and intense flavors of ripe fruits
AnalysisAlcohol: 15.5 %RS: 2.8 g/lTA: 6.0 g/l
Serving SuggestionsIdeally served at 64 º to 68º F. Outstanding with red meat dishes, aged cheeses and chocolate.