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Date Printed: 4/23/2014
Travaglini Gattinara 2007
Travaglini Gattinara 2007
(search item no. 121886)
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Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/23/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1995 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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.
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About Travaglini:

Travaglini is a family-owned wine estate in the tiny Gattinara appellation within north Italy's renowned Piedmont region. Established in the 1920s by Clemente Travaglini, the winery is Gattinara's most esteemed producer of traditional, limited-production wines from the Nebbiolo grape (known locally as "Spanna").

The family's passion for winemaking has not diminished through the generations; Cristina and Cinzia Travaglini, great-granddaughters of Clemente, manage day-to-day operations at winery. Cinzia's husband Massimo Collauto is chief winemaker, a role he inherited from his late father-in-law and beloved mentor, Giancarlo Travaglini (winemaker at Travaglini for 45 years). Giancarlo's wife, Lilliana, oversees vineyard operations.

Travaglini wines are easily recognized by their distinctive bottle shape, featuring a unique curve that fits naturally in the palm of the hand and serves to catch sediment during decanting. Designed by a glassmaker to celebrate the excellent 1952 vintage, the bottle was so well received that family decided to keep it as their trademark.