2018 Conterno Cantine Nervi Jefferson Metodo Classico Rosato Dosage Zero
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2018 Conterno Cantine Nervi Jefferson Metodo Classico Rosato Dosage Zero

Piedmont, ITALY
$230. 00
$2760.00 Dozen
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Cork

The Nervi estate is the oldest in the DOCG of Gattinara, north of Piedmont, founded in 1906 by original owner Luigi Nervi. A long time admirer of the wines and friends of the owners at the time, Roberto Conterno (of Giacomo Conterno fame) purchased a 90% stake in the winery in 2018, renaming it Conterno Nervi. A relatively new designation, Gattinara became a DOCG in 1990, and while the wines show similarities to those of Piedmont, generally Gattinara reds have a more elevated feel, savoury and structured, with plenty of acidity and fine tannins allowing for great longevity.

Other Reviews....
Here's an exciting addition to the Conterno portfolio. Roberto Conterno has long wanted to add a classic-method sparkling wine to his portfolio, and his recent acquisition of the historic Nervi estate in Gattinara awarded him this opportunity. A new chapter opens with the Conterno Nervi 2018 Rosé Metodo Classico. A pure expression of Nebbiolo, this first edition sees three grams of residual sugar that imparts a gentle touch of softness over fresh aromas of white cherry, wild rose and grapefruit. Those fruity tones are neatly framed by elegant mineral shadings. The wine's beading is tight, lively and almost spicy on impact. About 90% of the fruit for this wine is sourced from outside vineyards, with the remaining coming from the estate. Drink 2022 - 2030.
93 points
Monica Larner - Wine Advocate (Dec 01, 2021)