Gattinara in Alto Piemonte
Meet the Travaglini Family
LIVE FROM ITALY
Friday, January 21, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT via Zoom
Conversation will be in English
Do you love Nebbiolo wines? Would you like to learn more about one of Alto Piemonte’s premier wine producers?
Alto Piemonte or Northern Piedmont is Nebbiolo grape territory. Gattinara wine represents the best and longest-lived expression of the Nebbiolo grape from northern Piemonte. One of Italy's oldest specifications of origin, Gattinara obtained DOC recognition in 1967 and became DOCG in 1990. In fact, for a very long time, Gattinara was considered the most prestigious wine of Piemonte. Gattinara's microclimate is what makes the area unique and perfect for viticulture and is the only wine-growing area in the world where Nebbiolo is grown on soil of volcanic origin.
The Travaglini family, as the first and largest owner of this northern region of Piedmont, has been growing and producing wine in Gattinara since the 19th century. A region with a long and glorious winemaking tradition since the 1500s, Clemente Travaglini recognized the potential of the territory and established the first family winery in the centre of Gattinara in 1920.
The Travaglini family owns 59 hectares of property, mainly dedicated to Nebbiolo. The vineyards are located in the hills at the foot of Monte Rosa, an area characterized by alpine winds, rocky soil with porphyry, granite and iron. The winery is famous for a patented, traditional Travaglini bottle or "crooked bottle”. The bottle curves and naturally fits in the palm of the hand which also serves to capture the sediment during decanting.
Cinzia, Massimo, Alessia and Carolina, the fourth and fifth generation of the Travaglini family, now lead the company into the world with the same passion of the past.
Alessia Travaglini will introduce and guide us through the tasting of their wines. Gattinara DOCG will be available at Solo Vino wine shop in St.Paul with a very special discount for the event participants.
All registered participants will be sent the webinar recording.
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