Well balanced, complex, full impact and classically well built wine from this top notch winery grown in this SPECTACULAR vintage!
Pairings: Pair this wine with truffle products perhaps over gnocchi or try this with a recipe that involves polenta, parmesan and porcini mushrooms. Rustida and brown stews, especially those with pork, rabbit or pheasant, would work well. Excellent with cervellata sausage with red and yellow peppers or mild sausage with seasonal Italian green peppers. Recipes from the Piedmont region, such as Brasato al Barolo, traditional bruscitt or veal scallopini, would pair nicely with this wine.
94 Points from Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "Antoniolo's 2016 Gattinara Riserva is fabulous. A wine of stature and depth, the 2016 is seriously impressive right out of the gate. There's tremendous power and intensity, all in the vertical style that is the signature of the best wines here. Dark cherry, sage, mint, plum, spice, lavender and dried herbs open with a bit of coaxing. In a word: Superb! Drink 2022-2036." (Mar 2022)
93 Points from Wine Spectator! Cherry, licorice, eucalyptus and tar aromas and flavors signal this ripe red. Mid-palate has a core of fruit before the finish ushers in the dusty tannins. A mineral element underlines it all.