Production area: the territory of the town of Gattinara (Vercelli).
Like other prestigious wines, even the Gattinara is made from Nebbiolo grapes. Perhaps the name comes from "Catulus Ara" Ara ie Catullus. Indeed, it seems that the town of Gattinara arises at the place where the Proconsul Lutatius Catulus sacrificed to the gods the spoils of war of the Cimbri defeated in the surrounding area in 101 BC Recent archaeological finds show that this area is produced wine since Roman times. Archives bishop of Vercelli is written from the time of Charlemagne in the hills of Gattinara thriving vineyards. It must have been a good wine if the Marquis of Mercurino Arborio Gattinara Cardinal, Chancellor of Charles V and wine lover of his land, he dared to appear before the Court of the King of Spain. Gattinara wine, in fact, linked its name to this famous diplomat, enthusiastic admirer and tireless taster, who popularized its reputation offering it as an effective means of diplomatic negotiation.
The DOCG Gattinara can count on less than 95 hectares of vineyards in production, which means 4600 gallons of wine.