Nervi-Conterno Gattinara 2016 - Domaine Franey
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Nervi-Conterno  Gattinara 2016
SKU: 15063

Nervi-Conterno Gattinara 2016

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750ml
$55.99

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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Italy, Piedmont, Gattinara
Brand Nervi-Conterno
This bottling contains the best fruit from Garavoglie and Casacce as well as some wine declassified from Molsino and Valferana. The Gattinara spends a minimum of 3 years in large oak. The soil in Gattinara is composed largely of volcanic gravel - remnants of an extinct super volcano which collapsed 280 million years ago. The gravel is rich in minerals (iron, zinc, magnesium and manganese) and clay. This volcanic soil imbues a distinct minerality which sets them apart from the neighboring appellations of Ghemme, Lessona and Bramaterra.
Vinous
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Nervi's 2016 Gattinara from Nervi is superb. Sweet red cherry, mint, juniper berry and wild flowers are some of the many notes that soar out of the glass. The 2016 is distinguished by its brilliant aromatic presence and tremendous purity of fruit. Even just bottled, the 2016 exudes precision and nuance to burn. Of course, the 2016 needs time, but readers who want to get a sense of what the future holds at Nervi will get plenty of answers here. This is such a captivating wine.

Antonio Galloni, April 2020
Wine Spectator
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Moderately rich and round, this red boasts cherry, white pepper, earth and light underbrush flavors. Balanced, this lingers with a tangy hint of peppery greens. Best from 2022 through 2035. 4,166 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, April 30, 2020