Antoniolo Gattinara Riserva Osso San Grato 2018 Piedmont
Truly a grand cru of Gattinara, this vineyard was purchased by Lorella and Alberto's grandfather, Mario, and is distinctive for being steep, fully south-facing and with strong volcanic elements in the soils. The wines that come from it are always singular and impressive, perhaps the best in Gattinara. Majestic, full of fruit, perfume and profound structure, this reflects the grandeur of this exalted terroir for nebbiolo. Aged in Slavonian botti grande for three years and in bottle for one, it is youthful but with huge promise. It will continue to improve over the next two decades, despite drinking superbly now.