Nicola Gatta joins Oeno Group’s Italian Portfolio26/09/2022
At the very heart of Oeno is the belief in sharing the joy of fine wine with the rest of the world, and so it gives us utmost pride and pleasure to become the newly-appointed exclusive UK distributor of Nicola Gatta located in the eastern edge of Franciacorta.
Nicola Gatta, a third generation winemaker, produces his classic method sparkling winesin the easternmost area of Franciacorta. His 8 hectares are planted solely with Chardonnayand Pinot Noir on the limestone hills of Gussago and Cellatica, 400 meters above sea level. His principle is simple: to enhance a territory abundant yet diverse in nature and origins, with the aim of creating wines that represent the terroir and atmosphere of the vineyards without compromise. The resulting wines show a deeply personal interpretation of biodynamic production. Total rejection of herbicides and synthetic chemicals, embracing spontaneous fermentations with indigenous yeasts and not a single added sulphite in sight.
Respect, emotion, uniqueness
“I take my decisions step by step: sometimes going forward, sometimes going backward. My method is classic, but it is meant to be an ode to diversity.”
A vigneron by profession, as he likes to call himself, Nicola Gatta, at the age of 39, has already amassed seventeen actual vintages among the vines, with twelve years of presence on the market: his ultimate goal is the respect of his terroir and its enhancement, through the interpretation of winemaking.
The current level of production, approximately 35-40,000 bottles per year, is ensured through a series of accommodations and renovations of the cellar, which have allowed the winery to hold bottles sur lie and work with wood, particularly tonneaux.
Quattrocento Extra Brut 40 Lune NV 6x75cl
|Maturation for 40 lune, this blend of Pinot Noir has a wonderfully elevated bouquet and is explosive on the palate. Oxidative aromas, beautifully balanced, leave room to enjoy the wine’s liveliness.|
Blanc de Blancs Nature 50 Lune NV 6x75cl
|This Chardonnay ages for 50 lune on the lees. Zero dosage to allow the pure expression of the limestone hills. Minerality and structure.|
Rosé de Noirs Nature 60 Lune NV 6x75cl
|A savoury and mineral rosé blend with the distinctive notes of low-temperature maceration. With 60 lune of ageing, the fruit is crystal clear, always in its freshest and fines notes. Zero dosage.|
Blanc de Noirs Nature 70 Lune NV 6x75cl
|The distinctive feature of this zero dosage Pinot Noir is its great minerality. Aged for 70 lune on the lees, and subsequently enriched by a brief ageing in wood.|
Molener Extra Brut Riserva 90 Lune NV 6x75cl
|“Moliner” was the nickname of the Gatta’s family, meaning “miller”. An extensive 90 lune maturation on the lees, in which the acid tension is remarkably balanced with creaminess and oxidation.|
|NV Nicola Gatta Edizione Limitata Perpetuo 6x75cl|
|100% Pinot Noir refined with the solera method and refermented for 36 months in the bottle. Zero dosage. Beautiful oxidative notes, creamy and full mouthfeel, mineral and wonderfully lively.|