2015 Mauro Franchino Gattinara DOCG, Piedmont, Italy
Mauro Franchino is a modest man with an abundance of passion and a quest for greatness. He has devoted his life to the 7.4 acres that he meticulously works by himself. Similarly, he produces the wine solely by himself in his ancient stone house. In normal vintages, the Franchino winery only produces 950 cases.
Gattinara is one of a string of small villages and wine zones in northwest Italy that is home to some of Italy’s most noble red wines. Winemaker, Mauro Franchino has personally harvested and produced over 50 vintages! He sells the majority of his grapes to a large cooperative in the area, but retains 30% of the harvest from his most mature vines for his two wines.