This wine from Gattinara in Alto Piemonte is 100% Nebbiolo, called Spanna by the locals. The 1997 vintage has old Rioja-esque characteristics like leather and truffle, supported by classically Nebbiolo aromatics tar and flowers, and a hint of citrus. Once a cult wine from the ’50s and ’60s, the 1997 Vallana Gattinara has been recently re-released on the U.S. market, and it is drinking beautifully at this stage, at a fraction of the price of a similarly-aged Barolo or Barbaresco.
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