Antonio Vallana e Figlio

Gattinara Nebbiolo

9.1360 ratings
9.180 pro ratings
Vercelli, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Top Notes For
Max Reichwage

Fairly aggressive tannins still (07), needs more time, very fresh, touch of Brett

Fairly aggressive tannins still (07), needs more time, very fresh, touch of Brett

Jan 23rd, 2018
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

9.0

Yeah buddy. Dialed up the funk huge on the nose. Barnyard and Brett. Palate is pummeling with sandpaper tannin and tight, focused smoke. Body is big and hot but somehow refined.

Yeah buddy. Dialed up the funk huge on the nose. Barnyard and Brett. Palate is pummeling with sandpaper tannin and tight, focused smoke. Body is big and hot but somehow refined.

Jan 22nd, 2018
Chris Lucchese

Heaven in a glass. All the funk and more funk. Absolutely killer. So food friendly.

Heaven in a glass. All the funk and more funk. Absolutely killer. So food friendly.

Dec 10th, 2017
Scott Taddeo

Alto Piedmont, but toeing the line with Cru bojo rather than Nebbiolo. Cool year and is quite evident; herbaceous, dried roses, orange rind, damp leather, autumn leaves and dried red fruit. Sinewy tannins and vibrant acidity, still feels like there's years ahead.

Alto Piedmont, but toeing the line with Cru bojo rather than Nebbiolo. Cool year and is quite evident; herbaceous, dried roses, orange rind, damp leather, autumn leaves and dried red fruit. Sinewy tannins and vibrant acidity, still feels like there's years ahead.

Aug 4th, 2017
Gerald Montoya

Beautiful rich texture with sappy cherry, leathery notes and dried rose. Stunning fruit even after 17 years. Great primary fruit which is bulstered by perfumed aromas. Tannins are completely resolved and the acid is still providing beautiful lift. 1998 vintage

Beautiful rich texture with sappy cherry, leathery notes and dried rose. Stunning fruit even after 17 years. Great primary fruit which is bulstered by perfumed aromas. Tannins are completely resolved and the acid is still providing beautiful lift. 1998 vintage

2 people found it helpfulMay 6th, 2015
Pooneet Kant

Another good value from the Alto Piemonte. Great with a burger and chicken at union square cafe. Aromatic, mouth filling, balanced, loads of freshness.

Another good value from the Alto Piemonte. Great with a burger and chicken at union square cafe. Aromatic, mouth filling, balanced, loads of freshness.

1 person found it helpfulAug 23rd, 2017
Caroline On Crack

Writer/blogger Los Angeles Magazine, carolineoncrack.com

9.5

Was delighted about how good this was just right after pouring it into a decanter without much agitation. Even better when it was enjoyed with a fennel sausage pizza.

Was delighted about how good this was just right after pouring it into a decanter without much agitation. Even better when it was enjoyed with a fennel sausage pizza.

1 person found it helpfulMay 11th, 2017
Derek Hearst

Perhaps the best value for Nebbiolo year after year, in my opinion

Perhaps the best value for Nebbiolo year after year, in my opinion

1 person found it helpfulMar 22nd, 2017
Claire Walsh

Super deep. Evolved throughout the meal. Geeked out about how well it paired with smoked ricotta in the kale salad. 🤓👌😜

Super deep. Evolved throughout the meal. Geeked out about how well it paired with smoked ricotta in the kale salad. 🤓👌😜

1 person found it helpfulFeb 25th, 2017
Matt Perlman

Smells like dark berries, turned earth, leather, clove and rose oil, sappy black cherry and truffle flavors. Firm but approachable now, from experience these can go multiple decades without breaking a sweat. Alto Piemonte delivers great value per usual.

Smells like dark berries, turned earth, leather, clove and rose oil, sappy black cherry and truffle flavors. Firm but approachable now, from experience these can go multiple decades without breaking a sweat. Alto Piemonte delivers great value per usual.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 22nd, 2017