Travaglini Gattinara 2014, Piedmont Italy

13.5 % alc./vol.

REVIEW: Made from 100% Nebbiolo, this Italian Red has aromas of plum and black cherry with notes of cinnamon, cedar, eucalyptus and potpourri as well as chocolate and truffle.

It is medium-bodied and juicy on the palate with sour cherry and tart plum flavours followed by cocoa and cinnamon. The finish is clean and not bitter. The tannins are smooth and well integrated.

Tasted March 2019.

Wine-Food Pairing: I paired this wine with linguine in a fresh marinara sauce topped with grated Romano cheese, a wonderful pairing. It would also pair well with sharp cheeses such as Parmesan, with barbecued red meat, or with grilled Portobello mushrooms.

Score: 91

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