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borgofranco

Gattinara D.O.C.G. Riserva

It is a wine of great tradition and it is produced with selected grapes from varied vineyards situated on the hills around Gattinara. Their ideal location, the composition of the soil as well as the modern wine-making technologies, contribute to the production of this harmonic and balanced wine gifted with a distinctive and complex bouquet.
Borgofranco is dedicated to the town of Gattinara, symbol of freedom and autonomy from 1242 when it got the qualification of “Borgo Franco” (free town) from the Republic of Vercelli. Its independence was then confirmed repeatedly, both by Viscontis and by Savoias, until the unity of Italy.

PRODUCTION AREA
Varied vineyards situated on the hills in the town of Gattinara
GRAPES
Nebbiolo (localy called Spanna)
YIELD/ha
45hl max
PLANTS/ha
3500
AGEING
Minimum ageing 4 years; 3 years in oak barrels
REFINING
Minimum 1 year refining in bottle
ALCOHOL CONTENT
12,5 – 13,5% vol
COLOUR
Brilliant garnet red, turning to a brick shade
BOUQUET
Refined with a large bouquet, with notes of small red fruits and spices hints, natural scent of viola, which is strengthened in case of prolonged ageing
TASTE
Deep, dry and full-bodied with the right amount of tannins and a typical bitter finish; it has an excellent structure and length
TASTING TEMP.
18/20° C
STORAGE
Bottle has to be stored horizontally, in a dry place, avoiding light, vibrations and heat; storage temperature 12 - 15°
TO BE SERVED WITH
Excellent with first plates and risotti, roasted meats and braised beef, game. Interesting with fermented cheeses, included the classic Parmigiano Reggiano