2019 Conterno Nervi Gattinara
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2019 Conterno Nervi Gattinara

Piedmont, ITALY
$220. 00
$2640.00 Dozen
ABV: 14%
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.

Effectively the ‘Classico’, this is comprised of four key plots, Casacce, Garavoglie, Molsino and Valferana. Nervi's Gattinara is fermented and macerated in steel at controlled temperatures for 25–30 days, followed by 30 months in large Stockinger Austrian botti.

Other Reviews....
The 2019 Gattinara is bright, effusive and exquisitely beautiful. Silky tannins and compelling inner perfume showcase the more delicate, understated side of the appellation. Elegant and wonderfully precise, the 2019 is a total knock out. Sadly, production is down 35%. Drink 2027-2044.
94 points
Antonio Galloni - Vinous