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Nervi-Conterno Gattinara Valferana 2016

Nervi-Conterno Gattinara Valferana 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. Valferana’s open west-facing slopes can trace its history as far back as 1231 with documents proving its worthiness. This cool terroir produces a very elegant and mineral Gattinara to complement the more potent Molsino. 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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$125.00
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SKU: 1956148201600750
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Nebbiolo
Appellation
Gattinara
Vinous
96
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
"The 2016 Gattinara Vigna Valferana is every bit as impressive from bottle as it was from cask. Rich and resonant, the 2016 is so supremely beautiful as it opens up in the glass. It is a wine of real breadth and textural expansiveness. Rose petal, mint, sweet dried cherry, tar, anise and orange peel are some of the nuances that emerge, but the Valferana is a wine to admire for its total sense of balance. In a word: Lights out. Make that two words." - Antonio Galloni
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