Estate: The Delsignore estate was founded at the end of WWII, when Attilio Delsignore married Elsa Nervi of the historic Nervi estate. Over the years Attilio was awarded many accolades for his Nebbiolo wines. Today his grandson Stefano Dorelli, who worked alongside Attilio, heads the 5 hectare estate in Gattinara, northern Piemonte. Farming is low intervention and entirely manual, without the use of chemicals.
Winemaking: Aged for 3 years in large old casks and bottle. The name and label are in reference to the decoration on the façade of the 15th century cathedral in Gattinara, “symbolizing the role of the cultivation of grapes in this area since the early middle ages”.
Tasting Notes: Dark garnet in colour with aromas of tarry earth, black cherry, baking spice, black pepper and wildflowers. Iron minerality runs thru cherry, black cherry, red currant, pomegranate, tarry earth, black pepper and dried rose petal, framed by firm tannins and fresh acidity. Black cherry, iron minerality, earth, baking spice and cigar box spice linger on the velvety finish.