Antoniolo

Osso San Grato Gattinara Nebbiolo

9.188 ratings
9.229 pro ratings
Gattinara, Vercelli, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Lamb, Goose, Potato, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Beef, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Veal, White Rice, Herbs, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Pork, Game, Exotic Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
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9.3

The 2013 Gattinara Osso San Grato is a sinewy, tightly wound wine that captures the essence of what Nebbiolo here is all about. Dried cherry, mint, orange peel, rosewater, spice, dried flowers and wild red berry fruit emerge over time with some coaxing. There is plenty to look forward to in this very pretty and expressive wine. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2020)

The 2013 Gattinara Osso San Grato is a sinewy, tightly wound wine that captures the essence of what Nebbiolo here is all about. Dried cherry, mint, orange peel, rosewater, spice, dried flowers and wild red berry fruit emerge over time with some coaxing. There is plenty to look forward to in this very pretty and expressive wine. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2020)

Apr 28th, 2020
Daron Watson

Antoniolo’s Osso San Grato is the benchmark Gattinara for me ~ in 2014 I was very impressed by a 1995 that was truly “in the zone” ~ so I was very much looking forward to the 2007 I’ve been storing for six years ~ now my understanding of 2007 is that there was a warm and dry winter followed by an evenly warm summer without heat spikes ~ that the growing season started and ended earlier than normal but basically was as long in duration as an average season ~ my understanding also is that Gattinara is generally cooler than Barolo and Barbaresco

We drank this bottle over the course of 2 nights ~ the 1st she required food to show her best ~ the 2nd she revealed herself openly ~ her sultry perfume was composed of roses and violets, potpourri, cinnamon, clove cigarettes, menthol, mushroom broth, cherry liqueur and pastilles ~ though a vein of acidity does run down the length of the wine, the palate was dominated by the flavor of dark, syrupy and plummy cherries and a textural richness like soft licorice ~ a really good wine, yet it is this latter part I wasn’t completely prepared for

Antoniolo’s Osso San Grato is the benchmark Gattinara for me ~ in 2014 I was very impressed by a 1995 that was truly “in the zone” ~ so I was very much looking forward to the 2007 I’ve been storing for six years ~ now my understanding of 2007 is that there was a warm and dry winter followed by an evenly warm summer without heat spikes ~ that the growing season started and ended earlier than normal but basically was as long in duration as an average season ~ my understanding also is that Gattinara is generally cooler than Barolo and Barbaresco

We drank this bottle over the course of 2 nights ~ the 1st she required food to show her best ~ the 2nd she revealed herself openly ~ her sultry perfume was composed of roses and violets, potpourri, cinnamon, clove cigarettes, menthol, mushroom broth, cherry liqueur and pastilles ~ though a vein of acidity does run down the length of the wine, the palate was dominated by the flavor of dark, syrupy and plummy cherries and a textural richness like soft licorice ~ a really good wine, yet it is this latter part I wasn’t completely prepared for

Dec 27th, 2018
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.5

In the zone!

In the zone!

Sep 12th, 2017
Rory Williams

Owner/Winemaker Calder Wine Company

9.3

Lovely. Flowers and underbrush.

Lovely. Flowers and underbrush.

Oct 3rd, 2015
Scott Lauck

2010 ....outstanding. Possible wine of the vintage? Thx to Willi for the req!

2010 ....outstanding. Possible wine of the vintage? Thx to Willi for the req!

Aug 3rd, 2015
Gordon Walker

Oddly oxidized tomato stew floral animal herbaceous with lots of tannin

Oddly oxidized tomato stew floral animal herbaceous with lots of tannin

Mar 10th, 2015
Christopher Johnson

Le Castelle 2007. Incredible vineyard. Floral on top power underneath.

Le Castelle 2007. Incredible vineyard. Floral on top power underneath.

Apr 14th, 2014
Max Kogod

Owner Kogod Wine Merchant

9.5

First time and blown away. Pure, fresh bright red fruit and complete.

First time and blown away. Pure, fresh bright red fruit and complete.

Mar 30th, 2014
Joanna Wells

Assistant Winemaker Kutch Wines

9.0

Pure, focused, bright, and clean. An enjoyable departure from typical "rustic" Italian wines.

Pure, focused, bright, and clean. An enjoyable departure from typical "rustic" Italian wines.

Feb 7th, 2014
James Leahy

On point and singing. Continue to see the 2007s quietly surpass the accolades of 2004 and 2006 in Italy. Perfect wine to bring for a trip to A16 in SF.

On point and singing. Continue to see the 2007s quietly surpass the accolades of 2004 and 2006 in Italy. Perfect wine to bring for a trip to A16 in SF.

Jan 19th, 2014