Nervi-Conterno Gattinara DOCG 2020, Piedmont, Italy

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. The estate comprises 28.5 hectares of vineyards including their top crus of Molsino and Valferana as well as Garavoglie and Casacce. The winery focuses on three Gattinara bottlings – Gattinara, Gattinara Molsino and Gattinara Valferana. The Gattinara spends a minimum of 3 years in large oak whereas both crus see at least four years in large oak. Soil: Volcanic soil rich in minerals and clay – with good drainage. Vinification: Gentle destemming and crushing, fermentation in stainless steel vats at controlled temperatures. Macerated for about three to four weeks following the completion of alcoholic fermentation. Malolactic fermentation following alcoholic fermentation in oak barrels. Aging: Aged for about 3 years in large oak barrels.