Fifth Generation of the Family Continuing Legacy
Travaglini Giancarlo was set up by Clemente Travaglini in the 1920s in the Gattinara. Arturo Travaglini, his son, took over the business in 1958, and to this day, the family’s love and passion for winemaking are exactly the same. The fifth generation of the family, Clemente’s great-granddaughter, Cinzia Travaglini, runs the winery along with his husband, chief winemaker Massimo Collauto. They have made Gattinara the most renowned producer of traditional Nebbiolo wines. The Gattinara DOCG has a great structure, and Nebbiolo DOC delle Sesia is young and fruity.
Low Yield, High Quality Approach of Travaglini Giancarlo
The company owns around 60 hectares of land, and 45 hectares of it is planted with the Nebbiolo grape, the main grape varietal cultivated here. It is also known as Spanna locally, and the vines are 6 to 45 years old here. A small part of the land is used to grow the local Uva Rara and Vespolina grapes, used to make the Cinzia wine. The training method used is Guyot, and the yield of grapes is low but of very high quality.
Winemaking With Perfect Balance of Tradition and History With Modern Technology
Travaglini’s wines show the land’s essence and a combination of technology and rich tradition. Stainless steels with controlled temperatures are used for fermentation, and Slavonian oak barrels are used for ageing the wines. This helps the wines attain the required taste and an intense aroma. Travaglini is one of the best wineries in northern Piedmont and makes seven different expressions of the prominent Nebbiolo grape. Giancarlo Travaglini also created an exclusive bottle to hold the company’s exclusive wines