In one of Italy’s most famous regions, Piedmont, in the town of Gattinara, is a little known but highly rated winery – Paride Iaretti.
ABOUT THE WINERY
Launched in the year 2000, Paride Iaretti has gone from strength to strength. It was recently included in the “50 Best Wines of Italy” listing (by Luca Gardini, Best Sommelier of the World 2010, and Andrea Grignaffini, Creative Director of Spirit of Wine magazine).
THE GRAPES, VITICULTURE & VINICULTURE
The estate produces wines that offer an authentic taste of Italy and the Piedmont region, focusing on endemic grapes such as the noble Nebbiolo. The winery features a traditional cellar in an ancient courtyard, characteristic of the local architecture from the historical town of Gattinara. The vines (many over 50 years old) are cultivated using long-established methods, respecting the land and the climate.
Wine production continues the theme of lessons passed down through generations of winemakers.
Paride Iaretti is passionate about the ancient art of winemaking. The owner, Paride, has dedicated time and energy to perfecting his locally inspired wines (including the special Uvenere wine of the area, named after the dramatic black colour of the grapes), so they might be enjoyed by many generations to come.
"Velut Luna" Nebbiolo Coste della Sesia DOC – 2016
Red 100% Nebbiolo • Vines Age 10 years • Altitude 45 mt asl • South Exposure • Volcanic soil iron-rich • Fermentation in Stainless Steel vats with skin contact lasts for 10 days • Aged 12 months in barriques • 2 months bottle fining before the release
"Pietro" Gattinara DOCG – 2013
Red 100% Nebbiolo • Vines Average Age over 50 years • Altitude 45-300 mt asl • South Exposure • Volcanic soil iron-rich • Fermentation in Stainless Steel vats with the skins lasts for 30 days • 36 months maturation in tonneaux • 2 months bottle fining before the release