TRAVAGLINI GATTINARA 2011

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Italy — Piedmont • $29.95 • 89/100

This Nebbiolo from Gattinara in northern Piedmont reflects the cooler climate of the region. The wine is medium-depth red-garnet in colour. Subtle aromas of raspberry, blackberry, and red cherry fruit are complemented by a floral note, and just the beginnings of a leathery evolution. The wine is dry, with bright acidity, and firm, grainy tannins. The fruit is fresh on the palate, and a mineral undertone emerges on the lengthy finish. The oak treatment — Slovenian casks of various sizes — has added depth to the palate, but is not a taste factor. Perhaps less fruit-forward than the previous vintage, but still a good introduction to the wines of northern Piedmont. • Tasted 2017-05-27 • LCBO id#713354 • Find it at your nearest LCBOS. SCHIRALLI AGENCIES LTD., (Agent)

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