- WinemakerMatteo Franchi
Bovio Barolo Gattera 2016
Want to have your mind blown by lunch or dinner? Go to the restaurant at Bovio, perched on a cliff in gorgeous La Morra, with a bottle of their killer, still-generally-under-the-radar wine. It is PERFECTION (and try the truffle menu).
All that aside, this 3rd generation winery with an ancient hillside cellar is only just starting to attract the attention it deserves, thus our drop-dead killer price. But the secret IS out as the last several vintages have been out-of-this-world! Don’t miss this offering -- the greatest vintage in 20 years is upon us! Wow!
The Gattera cru, in La Morra, is named for an enormous cedar that crowns its summit at about 300 meters, has a south to southwest alignment and produces a brooding, purely fruited but savory style of Barolo, perfumed, finessed, almost Burgundian-like in their vivid cherry fruit expression. Bovio's parcel of Gattera is from 70-year-old vines! Beautiful tea, very ripe red cherry and strawberry, citrus, balsam, and a long life ahead make this an utter steal at our price -- read all the critical acclaim below, but HURRY!
We have about 15 cases and that’s IT! Amazing!
PAIRING IDEAS: Want to get authentic? Then you must make vitello tonnato. It’s thin sliced veal, with a creamy tuna sauce. I know, sounds funky, but it’s killer if you’re cool getting out of your comfort zone a bit. Too shy? Try a classic pasta dish with fresh or preserved truffles. Easy-peasy.
MUSIC SUGGESTIONS: R.E.M.’s “Out Of Time”. Plenty of boppy tunes and some serious ones, too, like “Belong” and “Low”, a good mix to contemplate while you cook!