Overlooked by the famous cedar of Lebanon, Gattera is a Menzione Geografica of Barolo that takes its name from the Gattera farmhouse in the area. Located along the border between La Morra and Castiglione Falletto, it has a distinct rise from the main road that goes towards Barolo up to the frazione Annunziata, forming a hilly curve that bends from southwest and southeast towards northeast. The Tortonian soils of La Morra (clay, sand, and limestone) meet the Helvetian soils of Castiglione (highly compact brown marl). Here, we cultivate about one hectare positioned southwest at 250 m in elevation, a well-exposed vineyard that produces a mature, spicy, warm, and intense Barolo.
Cru and vineyards
We vinify our Barolo crus by respecting the seasonality of each harvest, without forcing the grapes’ limits or artificially “adjusting” during the course of our work. If our grapes or wines do not display the desired characteristics, we prefer not to vinify the vintage at all rather than betray the quality towards which we strive.