Introducing Monsecco’s Glorious 2013 Gattinara

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It has been deeply satisfying to witness the surge of interest in the Alto Piemonte in recent years. This beautiful, geologically diverse swath of vineyards in the Alpine foothills northeast of Piedmont suffered particularly heavy losses through the ravages of phylloxera and the growth of the local textile industry (which pulled people away from backbreaking


Many years ago, in the late 1970s, I remember drinking bottles of Monsecco Gattinara from the 1960s and early 1970s (most particularly the 1971 and 1974) with extreme glee.
Wines: “Barbatasso” Colline Novaresi Vespolina, “Pratogrande” Colline Novaresi Nebbiolo, Gattinara