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Gattinara, A Fine Italian Red Wine

Gattinara fine wine red and Italian wine lists

I'm quite partial to Gattina, especially Gattinara Riserva.

Gattinara is a red wine from the northern Italian region of Piedmont made mostly from the Nebbiolo grape, considered by many to be Italy's top red grape variety. Gattinara was awarded the DOC designation in 1967 and the DOCG designation in 1990. It is aged for a minimum of three years with at least one year in wood. Gattinara Riserva is aged for a minimum of four years with at least two years in wood. Suggested food pairings include Steak. See I Love Italian Wine and Food - The Aosta Valley Region - Piedmont Wine for a review of a Gattinara.
See I Love Italian Wine and Food - Riserva Wines for a review of a Gattinara Riserva.

A Gavi DOCG also called Cortese di Gavi DOCGis fine white wine from the southeastern corner of the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy, near Liguria on the Italian Riviera. It may be dry, frizzy, or bubbling. Be careful, it's quality can be quite variable. See I Love Organic Wine - A Piedmont, Italy Biodynamic White for a review of a Gavi wine.

German Riesling Auslese
A Riesling Auslese is a late harvest Riesling wine, made from individually selected grape bunches. This method of harvesting leads to intensely flavored, sweet, and somewhat expensive wines. Suggested food pairings include Venison.

Gewurztraminer is a white wine grape, also known as Gewürztraminer or Traminer. These wines are made in Germany, Alsace (France), Austria, Italy, the United States (mostly California) and elsewhere. It's a food-friendly wine that's often enjoyed with spicy dishes. See A Baden, Germany Gewurztraminer for a review of a $10 Gewurztraminer. See A Pfalz, Germany Gewurztraminer for a review of a $15 Gewurztraminer.

Graves (White)
Graves is located south of the famous city of Bordeaux in southwestern France. This area produces both red and white wines. White Graves are blends of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc and may be dry or sweet. The flavors, capacity for aging, and quality vary enormously. This combination leads to a food-friendly wine. Suggested food pairings include Cheese, Lobster, and Sole.

Grenache Grenache originated in Spain, where it is called Garnacha, and spread throughout the Mediterranean into France and southern Europe. It is the most widely planted red wine grape in the world. See A Rosé From Navarra, Spain (Under $10) and A Rosé From Navarra, Spain (Under $15) for reviews of Garnacha wines.

Grillo is a widely grown, unpretentious white grape from the island of Sicily in southern Italy. This grape is found in Marsala wine. See A Sicilian Grillo Under $10

Gruener Veltliner
Gruener Veltliner is Austria's signature white grape variety, rarely grown elsewhere. Traditionally it was not associated with high quality wine, but in recent years this variety has produced some excellent wines. Flavors include pepper, citrus fruits, and other fruits. Perhaps because it is acidic, Gruener Veltliner wines are quite food friendly. Suggested food pairings include Wiener Schnitzel, Artichokes, and Asparagus (these two vegetables are considered quite difficult to pair with wine.) See A Kosher Austrian Gruener Veltliner (Under $15) and An Austrian Grüner Veltliner (Under $15) for two reviews of wines from this grape.

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