2014 Antoniolo, Gattinara, Osso San Grato (RT 94) 100% Nebbiolo sourced from a 3-hectare vineyard that was planted in the 1940s and 50s, this bottling is fermented for 20 days followed by aging for 36 months in 35 HL old casks. Showing a crystalline, ruby translucence, a core of red berries and white flowers crowned with a penetrating minerality waft out of the glass. The palate reveals a beautiful weightlessness punctuated with a tangy sour cherry note. Lovely fresh acidity and elegant tannins provide an excellent punctuation mark. 2014 was a tough, low production vintage in Gattinara, yet Lorella Antoniolo and her team did a fine job crafting elegant, aging worthy wines. This is a beautiful Cru Gattinara worth laying down in your cellar, but the cooler micro climate in these Dolomiti foothills creates an ideal climate for creating smooth, ripe tannins and this wine can be drunk now with proper oxygenation. A top-quality bottling and highly recommended. Drink 2024 – 2039+