Cantine Garrone Prunent Valli Ossolane DOC 2013

Prünent, the parent of Nebbiolo, was first documented in this valley in 1309. Its color is ruby with hints of garnet and has a complex aroma of flora & vanilla.
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Prünent is the original wine of our valley and its presence in Ossola was first documented in 1309. It is a clone of Nebbiolo, well suited for mountain vineyards. Its color is ruby with hints of garnet and has a complex aroma of flora & vanilla. Its good structure and dry savory tannins leave a pleasant, slightly persistent aftertaste in the mouth. 12 months in small oak barrels, where it also performs malolactic fermentation. Then at least one year in bottle. The grapes are pressed and fermented on the skins for at least 7 days in stainless steel tanks a maximum temperature of 25 ° C. Improving During the spring following the harvest is put into oak barrels (50% new, 50% one year) where it will rest 12 months and where it will carry out malolactic fermentation. It is bottled, and it rest 12 months before it’s ready for sale. During spring the climate is hard because of the constant risk of freezing. The summer is warm and sunny but often refreshed by storms. A high temperature variations between day and night when autumn first cold arrives, gives strengthens of the berries’ skin and develops the strong aroma of wines. Pairs well with hearty main dishes of meat, wild game and aged cheeses.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard traditional
Winemaker Mario Garrone
Producer Cantine Garrone
Alcohol 13.50
ml 750
Residual Sugar (g/L) 1.00
Acidity (g/l) 5.50
Closure Cork
Cellar Potential Optimal now thru 2020
Grape Variety 100% - Prunent
Body medium
Sweetness dry
region Piedmont



Piemonte, in English commonly called Piedmont, capital city Turin, is surrounded on three sides by the Alps, hence the name, "at the foot of the mountains..."

This region is home to the most distinguished wines in Italy, grown from the grape variety Nebbiolo. These wines are typically named for the municipalities where they grow, although the demarcated zones include wines grown in neighboring communes as well: Barolo, Barbaresco, Gattinara, Carema, Ghemme, Langhe, etc. are the names one learns to look for.

Other red varieties of interest are the Barbera and the Dolcetto. The latter of these, as its name suggests, has a winning sweetness to it, while the Barbera does in fact feature a rather barbed element of pointed acidity, though it's not particularly tannic. And then there's Asti--in addition to powerful red wines, this town is home to the generously flavored low-alcohol Moscato d'Asti, and the frequently mass-produced sparkling wine formerly known as Asti Spumante.

White wine grapes include Arneis, Cortese and Malvasia. Piemonte is home to 42 DOCs and 15 DOCGs.


Val d Ossola

The Val d'Ossola is Piedmont's northernmost valley; a landscape of extraordinary natural beauty carved out of the imposing Alps by the Toce River, which with its tributaries creates five lateral valleys all emptying into Lake Maggiore. Because the sandy damp soil of the valley floor is not well suited to agriculture the local population gravitated to the sunny southern slopes of the mountainsides.

The mountainous microclimate, however, mitigated by the nearby lake district, creates an ideal wine growing environment with its day and night temperature variance offering a desirably slow maturation of the grapes and enriching the wine with extraordinary aromas.

The intensive labor required for wine cultivation coupled with the arrival of industrial processing reduced the development of its full potential and has only been carried forward thanks to the local farmers who continue to produce wine for personal use.

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