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Nervi-Conterno Gattinara Molsino 2016

Nervi-Conterno Gattinara Molsino 2016

100% Nebbiolo. Nervi is a historic, benchmark Gattinara producer possessing some of the most prized vineyard holdings in all of the appellation. The winery was founded in 1906 by Italo Nervi and is the oldest Cantina in Gattinara, though many of the vineyards had already been in the family dating back as far as 1679. Recently, the group that owned the winery decided to sell it and, wanting to see it fall into good hands, felt it was best to offer it first to the legendary Roberto Conterno. While Roberto had not been actively seeking out a new winery, the opportunity to acquire such a historic estate with great vineyard holdings of Nebbiolo was too hard to pass up. Roberto’s aim, along with his sons, is to apply the same fastidious attention to detail and quality to the wines of Nervi as he does to those of the Giacomo Conterno estate. The wines are already traditional, pure, and age-worthy and they are surely only going to get better from here! The winery focuses on three Gattinara bottlings – Gattinara, Gattinara Molsino, and Gattinara Valferana. The Molsino comes from a south-facing amphitheater with volcanic gravel soil and is one of Piedmont’s great vineyards, revered since the 15th century as a source of Gattinara of both power and finesse. After fermentation, the wine is aged for four years in Slavonian oak botti. Roberto’s incessant drive to improve—and his masterful touch and perfectionist attention to detail in both vineyard and cellar—will surely bring even greater glory to this historic Gattinara estate.

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SKU: 1956180201600750
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Nebbiolo
Appellation
Gattinara
Vinous
96
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
"Tasted next to the Valferana, the 2016 Gattinara Vigna Molsino is much more nervous in feel. Iron, dried herbs, sweet dried cherry, mint, crushed rocks, white pepper and earthy notes give the Molsino a good deal of aromatic complexity to match its intense, saline-infused minerality. Today, though, the tannins and acids are almost overpowering. Readers will find an old-school, classically austere Gattinara that needs 10-15 years to be at its best. The 2016 is an absolute jewel of a wine, but it should be purchased only by readers with either very good genes are a ton of optimism regarding their own longevity." - Antonio Galloni
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