2017 Delsignore Gattinara il Putto

Gattinara, Italy

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



Individual and beautifully made.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About This Wine

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.


About Cantina Delsignore

One of the historic producers in the Gattinara appellation, Cantina Delsignore's roots date back to when Attilio Delsignore, married Elsa Nervi of the Nervi family.

As with the birth of many wineries, the union of families also became a union of their landholdings. here including key vineyards in Valferana and Permolone.

Sadly, Attilio passed away when current custodian (and grandson) Stefano Dorelli was just ten years old, and at the time, no one was available to assume responsibility for the estate. The family mostly sold grapes to other producers but made a small amount of table wine for the family’s consumption. Finally, ten years later, Stefano left his career to return to Gattinara, take control, and revitalise the family estate.

The winemaking here is strictly traditional. Macerations are fairly long, and the Gattinaras are all aged in older, used Botti.


Botti in the Delsignore cellar
Botti in the Delsignore cellar
Gattinara, Italy
Additional Info

From The Producer

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.

Blend : Nebbiolo (100%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2029
Bottle Size : 750ml

Stefano Dorelli in his vineyard
Stefano Dorelli in his vineyard
Gattinara, Italy
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"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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