Gattinara is a lesser-known sibling of the wines Barolo and Barbaresco. Gattinara is also produced from the grape variety Nebbiolo, and comes from the district Gattinara in the northern part of Piemont.
Gattinara belongs to DOCG, which is a classification reserved for the highest quality wines from Italy. The wine ages at least three years, in which at least one year is spent in an oak barrel. In the case of Riserva, the best wine is aged for two years in an oak barrel and an additional two years in the bottle.
Thanks to its high content of tannins and acid, Gattinara ages well.