2020 Conterno Cantine Nervi Gattinara

Fruit was picked in the 2nd week of October, earlier than the Langhe by at least a week. After gentle destemming and crushing, fermentation and maceration of 18-20 days occurred in 65-70HL truncated conical oak vats followed by aging in large oak for 30 months before bottling. Roberto purchased 12 new Stockinger tini in recent years, with the others all originals from Nervi estate, some are 55 years old. Roberto describes 20 as an ‘approachable’ vintage, perhaps a good thing when you consider Gattinara’s longevity. We see some beautiful generosity here and darker fruits with a saline edge. There’s a succulence to the fruit that is made incredibly compelling with Conterno Nervi’s mineral personality and Gattinara’s acid structure. Incredible length and a real joy to consume. Natasha Johns. 

Availability: 20 in stock