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Piedmont has long been at the heart of our wine journey. Our love for the region spreads far beyond the famous and attention-grabbing wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. In recent years, we have paid particular attention to Alto-Piemonte and the continual improvement of wines coming out of the sub-region. Alto-Piemonte is located in the north of Piedmont, nestled in the foothills of the Alps and, for many years the ethereal, Nebbiolo-based wines produced here have taken a back seat to their more powerful cousins produced further south in the Langhe. More recently, though, the numerous appellations situated around the Sesia river are receiving the recognition they deserve for distinctive, terroir-driven wines of great quality and indisputable value. Small, artisan wineries in the area craft beautiful expressions of Nebbiolo, and the difference in character from one small town to the next is extraordinary, unlike anywhere else.

Travaglini is one of the most well-known names of Alto-Piemonte, a historic estate which is located in the Gattinara DOCG. It was established in 1920 by Clemente Travaglini, who recognized the area's potential and built the very first winery in the town's centre. The estate is now in its fifth generation of being family-run and over the years, through passion and commitment, has gained international recognition for producing incredible quality Nebbiolo wines. Gattinara is a small town at the foot of Monte Rosa, and Travaglini cultivates around half of the area's total vineyard area (48 hectares). The cooler, mountainous vineyards of Gattinara are quite stunning, sheltered by the Alps, the volcanic, mineral-rich soils, produce complex, perfumed, and elegant Nebbiolo grapes, with amazing ageing potential. Travaglini Gattinara Riserva is the family's premium offering, a wine that they only make in the very best vintage years. Uniquely Gattinara, it is intense, and rich, yet delicate, and refined, marked by minerality and complexity. The unusual and distinctive bottle shape was designed and patented by Giancarlo Travaglini to assist in decanting the wines without releasing sediment.


For Nebbiolo lovers looking to explore this fascinating and diverse area of Piedmont, Gattinara is a must-try, and there is no producer more distinguished here than Travaglini.

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