Travaglini

Located in the heart of Gattinara, Travaglini was established in the 1920s by Clemente Travaglini.
In 1958 Arturo Travaglini followed in his father's footsteps and took over the helm at the winery.
The family's passion and commitment to winemaking has not diminished through the generations; Cinzia Travaglini, great-
granddaughter of Clemente, manages day-to-day operations at winery. Her husband Massimo Collauto is the chief winemaker, a role he inherited from his late father-
in-law and beloved mentor, Giancarlo Travaglini.
Throughout the years, Travaglini has established itself in Gattinara as the most esteemed producer of traditional, limited-production wines from the Nebbiolo grape.
Travaglini wines illustrate the full range of expressions Nebbiolo can achieve.
"Gattinara DOCG" has great structure and longevity, while "Nebbiolo DOC Coste delle Sesia" is young, fruity and easy to drink.

In Travaglini wines you can find the essence of the land and its traditions combined with technique and experience.
In order to obtain wines of great quality, careful work is done first in the vineyard to achieve perfectly healthy and balanced grapes.
During vinification, fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures, to preserve the aromatic profile of the grapes.The required aging and fining is completed in the traditional manner, in two stages: first in large Slovenian oak barrels, followed by a shorter period of time in smaller oak barrels.
By enhancing the natural unique attributes of the wine and creating a product that entices, Travaglini provides an inside perspective on the territory and winemaking culture of northern Piedmont.
Source: Winery site

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Travaglini 'Gattinara' Nebbiolo 2012
"Deep ruby red with garnet reflections. Aromas of red fruit, blackberry, plum and licorice with hints of vanilla and leather. Full-bodied, with intense flavors of cherry, raspberry and spice culminating in a long and smooth finish. Outstanding with red meat, game and hard cheeses."~winemakers notes

Travaglini 'Gattinara' Nebbiolo 2010
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "Extremely perfumed with rose, dark-fruit and strawberry aromas and flavors. Full body, firm tannins and a clean, crisp finish. So delicious to taste. Drink now."  Wine Enthusiast 90 "Enticing aromas of pressed rose, iris and perfumed berry lead the nose, with a whiff of cake

Travaglini 'Gattinara' Nebbiolo 2008
90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90 "Aromas of Indian spices as well as plums and hints of rose petals. Full body with soft tannins and a ripe fruit finish. This is delicious now with round tannins and a beautiful texture."  " Deep ruby red color with garnet reflections. Aromas of red fruit, blackberry, plum and

Travaglini 'Gattinara' Nebbiolo 2007
"Deep ruby red and garnet reflections with aromas of red fruit, blackberry, plum and licorice with hints of vanilla and leather. Full-bodied, with intense flavors of cherry, raspberry and spice culminating in a long and smooth finish." ~Winery Notes

Travaglini 'Gattinara' Nebbiolo 2006
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "Sweet floral aromatics emerge from the 2006 Gattinara. This deceptively medium-bodied wine shows good depth in its red fruit, but at times comes across as a touch fragile and fleeting. Nevertheless, it is an attractive, representative Gattinara well-suited for drinking over the

Travaglini 'Gattinara' Nebbiolo 2005
90  Robert Parker 
 Robert Parker 90 "The 2005 Gattinara is a pretty, mid-weight Nebbiolo. Sweet cherries, tobacco, herbs and crushed flowers are some of the notes that emerge from this classy, refined red. The Gattinara is a somewhat fleeting, ethereal wine, but it has the freshness and firmness to age well for at