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Cantine Garrone Valli Ossolane Superiore Prunent 2016  - First Bottle

Technical Details

  • Blend100% Nebbiolo biotype Prünent
  • WinemakerMatteo Garrone
  • CountryItaly
  • RegionPiedmont
  • AppellationValli Ossolane
  • Aging/Cooperage1 year in Slavonian oak and 6 months in bottle
  • Alcohol13.5%

Cantine Garrone Valli Ossolane Superiore Prunent 2016

Nebbiolo  |  Italy

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About the Producer

Cantine Garrone is a charming little winery nestled amidst the breathtaking Alps within the Ossola Valley, the northernmost appellation in Piedmont. Situated a mere 7 miles from the Swiss border, it's an integral part of the Valli Ossolane appellation, which earned its own DOC status relatively recently in 2009. The vineyards are strategically planted on south-facing slopes, mirroring the latitude of Valtellina, creating an ideal environment for grape cultivation in these northern reaches. This family-owned estate traces its roots back to 1920, but it wasn't until 1994 that they released their first commercial production—a mere 36 bottles! Alongside the Valli Ossolane growers association, the Garrone family is unwaveringly committed to preserving the cultural heritage and winemaking traditions of the region. Mario Garrone and his nephew Matteo are the driving force behind the winery, with Matteo primarily overseeing the winemaking process. The family possesses one hectare of vineyards and collaborates with 60 local growers, many of whom tend to steep, small plots, the largest of which is just one hectare. Building close relationships with these growers allows Matteo and Mario to closely monitor vineyard practices, ensuring the highest-quality fruit. Many of these vineyards boast centenarian vines, cultivated using the traditional pergola training system known as "topia." One of the Ossola Valley's prized treasures is the local Nebbiolo biotype called Prünent, considered the precursor to the Nebbiolo grown elsewhere in Piedmont. Prünent grapes exhibit compact, cylindrical bunches. Cantine Garrone crafts a monovarietal Prünent from vines averaging 60-80 years in age, some still on their original rootstock. They also produce Ca’ d’Mate, a blend of Nebbiolo with 15-20% Croatina, sourced from vines averaging over 40 years old. Lastly, there's Munaloss, a vibrant and delightful young wine, blending Nebbiolo and Croatina with a touch of Barbera, all aged in steel. These wines are a true embodiment of elegance, boasting exquisite aromatics and precision. They are a special delight for connoisseurs of Alto-Piedmont Nebbiolo, showcasing the unique character of this mountainous terroir.