2017 Delsignore Gattinara il Putto

A powerful Piemonte Nebbiolo that, while shy in its youth, has now hit its stride with an explosion of perfume, and classic varietal characters.

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While still in its reticent youth, this Nebbiolo from Cantina Delsignore will open up like a butterfly emerging from its cocoon with time in bottle.

Gorgeous minerality, sour cherries, autumnal fallen leaves, and forest floor. A superb nose that gives off a sense of place, detailed and vivid. On the palate there is dense fruit saturation and concentration while still being so detailed. Palate staining flavour so inherently Nebbiolo in its presentation, yet fresh in acidity with minerality and tannins that have become velvety and so enticing.

A remarkable wine: balanced and textured, and in a great drinking zone, yet with more room to grow and evolve in the medium term as well.

Precious and elegant wine. It comes from the Nebbiolo grapes of some of the best vineyards lying on the gentle hills of Gattina. With complex and spicy aromas, the garnet ruby ​​colour satisfies the gaze of the attentive drinker and completes the harmonious flavour of violets and fruit.

Aged for a minimum of 3 years, 2 of which in oak barrels. Extraordinary pairing with roasts, red meats and all robust dishes.

Region: Gattinara, Italy
Blend: Nebbiolo (100%)
ABV: 14%
Closure: 750ml
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94 Points - "This is a deeper, more brooding offering from Delsignore, which is fine by me, as an aside. Ripe raspberry and cherry, dried flowers, orange peel and alpine herbs. It's fleshy and firm, sporting almost creamy crushed rock tannin in plentiful supply, ripe dark red fruit, a little orange peel bitterness and tang, fresh acidity, a distinct 'mineral' feel and a powerful finish, maybe a little liquorice in the aftertaste. Individual and beautifully made. Leave it alone for a while, because it's pretty firm as at now." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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