2022 Conterno Nervi il Rosato
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2022 Conterno Nervi il Rosato

Piedmont, ITALY
$67. 99
$815.88 Dozen
ABV: 14%
Closure: Stelvin

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.

Nervi's Rosato is sourced from four crus across the Gattinara commune, harvested around 1-2 weeks earlier than the Gattinara DOCG fruit. Following a long, cool fermentation, the wine is racked into steel tanks and left on lees for 6 months prior to bottling. Expect a rosé with exquisite texture and interest, along with bright and crunchy berry fruit.

Other Reviews....
Airy and fresh yet complex as well, the 2022 Il Rosato impresses with its lifting notes of rose, crushed stone, peach skins and lemon oil. Refined yet juicy and fruit-forward, this casts lime-tinged apple and green melon easily across the palate, energized by vibrant acidity. The 2022 buzzes with residual tension. The medium-length finish ends with a crunchy sensation as sour cherry nuances fade. The magic of Nebbiolo Rosato. Drink 2023-2024.
92 points
Eric Guido - Vinous