Conterno Nervi GattinaraRegular price $69.99
Nervi is the oldest operating winery in Gattinara and comprises 28.5 hectares across some of the region's top crus. Originally founded in 1906, the winery was purchased a few years ago by Robert Conterno, who has since brought renovations and advancements to the estate’s three single-vineyard wines. Their Gattinara cuvée is vinified in a combination of steel/oak and is marked by notes of savory red berries, white pepper, and ash. Pair with red meats and grilled veggies.
"The 2017 Gattinara is terrific. It will also give readers something to drink without waiting decades. In 2017, the Gattinara is a bit richer than it often is - the result of the warm dry year – but its profile is super-classic. Sweet pipe tobacco, mint, dried herbs, licorice, dried cherry and Alpine herbs fill out its ample frame effortlessly. I would give the 2017 a few years in bottle, but it won’t need more than that to start drinking well. In 2017, Roberto Conterno did not bottle his vineyard-designates. Instead, all the best lots went into the straight Gattinara, an overachieving wine that delivers the goods. I don’t expect the 2017 will be among the most long-lived wines here, but that will hardly be an issue for most readers." - Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 94 pts