Torraccia del Piantavigna Gattinara 2006 / 750 ml.

Item#: 70178

WE8888 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 9/1/2012
This has a slightly aged appearance and tertiary aromas of candied berry, leather, tobacco and cola. The tannins are firm and tight; it still has an aging future ahead.

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Red Wine


Primary Grape: Nebbiolo | All Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo


Italy | Piedmont | Gattinara

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Torraccia del Piantavigna

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WE88 88 pts. / Wine Enthusiast (9/1/2012)

This has a slightly aged appearance and tertiary aromas of candied berry, leather, tobacco and cola. The tannins are firm and tight; it still has an aging future ahead.

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Region / Piedmont

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Located in northwestern Italy near the Italian Alps, Piedmont is home to two of Italy's more famous wines: Barolos and Barbarescos. Each of these wines are made with the Nebbiolo grape, which is the premier red grape in the region. Other red grapes of note used in Piedmont include Barbera and Dolcetto. Among white wine grapes used in Piedmont are Moscatos, which are increasing in popularity here in the US. Piedmont's capital city Torino is also home to large productions of Vermouth, also made from Moscato.

Country / Italy

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Italy is famous for its powerful, sleek, and elegant reds wines from ancient growing areas with legendary names such as Chianti, Barolo, Barbaresco, Montepulciano. Italian white wines are also gaining popularity: Orvieto, Pinot Grigio, and Sauvignon are excellent examples of Italian white wines.

Wines of Italy are complex and flavorful, much like the culture that is their source and the cuisine that is their match.

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SKU 70178
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Torraccia del Piantavigna Gattinara
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Product Location - Location-Appellation Gattinara
Package Size 750 ml.
Wine/Spirit Brand Torraccia del Piantavigna
Bottles per Case 12
Vintage 2006
Can it Be Shipped Yes
Premier Pick No
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) 100% Nebbiolo
Primary Grape Nebbiolo
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
Same Region, Same Vintage, Same Grape
RP9797 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 27th Jun 2013
The last wine of the flight is the outstanding 2006 Barolo Riserva Villero. It literally bursts open to full force intensity and beauty. It’s a mind-blowing interpretation of the often austere and brooding Nebbiolo grape that shows abundant life and vigor. Dark leather, cured beef, pressed rose petal, candied fruit, prune, cola, dried herbs and crushed mineral emerge from the glass like an aromatic marching band. Anticipated maturity: 2016–2035.
SP9696 pts. - Wine Spectator - Feb 28, 2014
Though on the linear side, this Barolo is full of sweet cherry, licorice, leather, savory herb and tobacco aromas and flavors. Dense and taut, showing a granular feel to the well-integrated tannins. This remains fresh and focused on the long, savory- and mineral-tinged finish. Best from 2016 through 2035. 327 cases made.

Italy | Piedmont | Barolo


Primary Grape: Nebbiolo


Not Shippable. WNY Local Delivery and In-Store Pickup only. Learn More Sorry, this item is not available for shipment outside of the Western New York area. Either the bottle is too large for our packaging (i.e. we cannot ship anything larger than 750 ml), the dimensions/shape of the bottle doesn't fit within our packaging for safe shipment, or this is a widely-distributed wine (e.g. Barefoot, Yellow Tail, etc) which we only sell at our physical store or for in-store pickup.

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