Gianfranco Bovio

Gattera Barolo Nebbiolo

9.2138 ratings
9.345 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Top Notes For
Andrew Lohse

Ripe black cherry, currants / mushroom / rose / med+ body

Ripe black cherry, currants / mushroom / rose / med+ body

May 5th, 2018
Joshua Fisher

At last the sun shines in a cloudless sky and drinking today is reserved with Nicolas. At Bottega and we talk on the patio there and choose a Flowers Pinot Noir brought and opened by Massimo the sommelier . We drink that quickly and then choose a Bovio Barolo from La Morra in 2007. The Bovio tastes like how it feels to listen to Nicolas describe his most recent work in Emola Amity. We drink this slowly. It has been made sturdy. It has a taste of work done. The flavor of August to November. Working with Oregon Pinot for four solid months straight through, Nicolas explains, morning to morning, healthy doing all the work , every big and little thing, widely working all the grapes along to a 2015 wine. It tastes like that but only in 2007 in La Morra. Strengthened.
To me it tastes like talking about my lovely wife. And to say I wish I had the money to buy some good land to build her a home closer to the sea. It tastes like what it would do to me to see her there in that hand built home, very healthy and very alive and perfectly situated, at ease, contented in her place, made.
Fulfilled with the taste of maturity and youth together, us together. A wine bent off the vine by two people only.

The Bovio was in a perfect mood, like a friend listening and sharing his life with me. Life in the sun on the patio. The only two there is except for Massimo. These things can taste like that.

At last the sun shines in a cloudless sky and drinking today is reserved with Nicolas. At Bottega and we talk on the patio there and choose a Flowers Pinot Noir brought and opened by Massimo the sommelier . We drink that quickly and then choose a Bovio Barolo from La Morra in 2007. The Bovio tastes like how it feels to listen to Nicolas describe his most recent work in Emola Amity. We drink this slowly. It has been made sturdy. It has a taste of work done. The flavor of August to November. Working with Oregon Pinot for four solid months straight through, Nicolas explains, morning to morning, healthy doing all the work , every big and little thing, widely working all the grapes along to a 2015 wine. It tastes like that but only in 2007 in La Morra. Strengthened.
To me it tastes like talking about my lovely wife. And to say I wish I had the money to buy some good land to build her a home closer to the sea. It tastes like what it would do to me to see her there in that hand built home, very healthy and very alive and perfectly situated, at ease, contented in her place, made.
Fulfilled with the taste of maturity and youth together, us together. A wine bent off the vine by two people only.

The Bovio was in a perfect mood, like a friend listening and sharing his life with me. Life in the sun on the patio. The only two there is except for Massimo. These things can taste like that.

1 person found it helpfulNov 12th, 2015
Susannah Magrane

Susannah had this 5 years ago

Susannah had this 5 years ago

1 person found it helpfulOct 14th, 2014
Tracy Hall

Decanted. Needs food for sure and still has plenty of acid to go another 10 years. SS

Decanted. Needs food for sure and still has plenty of acid to go another 10 years. SS

Jun 30th, 2017
Beau Carson

Shows how elegant and floral Barolo can be. First time tasting this producer and it shined.

Shows how elegant and floral Barolo can be. First time tasting this producer and it shined.

Jun 14th, 2017
jerod peitsmeyer

magnificent out of a mag

magnificent out of a mag

Feb 20th, 2017
Joe Carroll

Owner/Wine Director Spuyten Duyvil, Fette Sau, St. Anselm & Gotham Artisanal Provisions

9.2

New producer for me. Very impressive.

New producer for me. Very impressive.

Jan 12th, 2017
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

9.2

Wow. Old.

Wow. Old.

Nov 17th, 2016
Charlie Evans

Drinking great already. Will be ballin' in some years.

Drinking great already. Will be ballin' in some years.

Feb 14th, 2016
jerod peitsmeyer

I love my job/life. not bragging, just counting my blessings. in this case I count them in lamb chops and remarkable wine and the best staff I could ever imagine!

I love my job/life. not bragging, just counting my blessings. in this case I count them in lamb chops and remarkable wine and the best staff I could ever imagine!

Dec 30th, 2014