Red

2008 Travaglini Gattinara Riserva

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Northern Piedmont
  • Gattinara
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Community Tasting Notes 14

  • petermetzner Likes this wine: 90 points

    October 24, 2020 - Still tasting smooth and nice with full body. Needed a little time to open up but still some fruit taste - could go another year or two

  • BoulderWine wrote: 88 points

    August 9, 2020 - Similar notes as WISCGRAD. Past it's prime.

  • Derek Darth Taster Likes this wine: 94 points

    July 14, 2020 - Bottle over lunch at Valentino. Chef said the 2008 of this is more accessible than the 2007. Good recommendation! Poured into decanter and drank over 1.5 hours.
    Appearance is clear, deep intensity, ruby colour. Legs.
    Nose is clean, pronounced intensity (didn't even need to stick nose into glass to get the perfume on this), with aromas of initial mushrooms (that strangely decreased with more air), earth, dark florals, dark red cherries, black cherries, stony minerality with more air. Developing.
    On the palate, dry, high acidity, medium alcohol (13.5%), cottony high tannins getting increasingly soft elegant with more air, full body. Medium+ flavour intensity, with flavours of mushrooms (integrating in and almost disappearing with more air), savoury earth, dark red cherries, black cherries, integrated oak. With more air, this wine just seemed to get fresher and more elegant, taking on more aspects of stony minerality, classic sour red cherries, gentle spice. Long savoury finish.
    Very good quality. 2 persons easily finished the bottle and we even sort of fought for the last few drops. Really love it how these aged Nebbiolos actually change and are able to actually get fresher with more air.

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  • wiscgrad wrote: 87 points

    March 4, 2020 - Fairly rustic. Lacking in fruit and pretty high in acid. good with food but tough on its own

  • anderegg Likes this wine: 90 points

    November 20, 2017 - PnP and let sit for five minutes. Color is garnet to ruby red with some orange at the edge. Aromas of violets, tart cherry, petrichor, wet rocks. Wine has light+ to medium legs. On the palate tart cherry, wet rocks, forest floor, some savory herbs, brighter acidity, some tannin leaving a mouth-drying finish. Quite good with a somewhat rich dinner. On its own this has a chiseled, fairly dry feel that leaves one looking for some cheese and crackers to balance it out.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Exploring Northern Piedmont (Mar 2014) (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Travaglini
  • Varietal Nebbiolo
  • Designation Riserva
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Northern Piedmont
  • Appellation Gattinara

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  • In Cellars 183 (58%)
  • Consumed 130 (42%)

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