Nervi-Conterno Gattinara 2017



94pts Antonio Galloni's Vinous

Nervi is the oldest winery in Gattinara. Gattinara is home to some of the best Nebbiolo vineyards in the world. Wine Spectator thought so much of the Nervi-Conterno Gattinara, they put it on their Top 100 Wines of 2019 list, ahead of 63 others on that list... We think you should try it. Veramente.

Antonio Galloni's Vinous: "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. Drinking window: 2027-2047." Sep 2020

Bottle 750ml, cork
Varietal 100% Nebbiolo
Alcohol ~13.5%
Aging 30 months in large oak barrels
Region Gattinara, Piedmont, Italy