100% Nebbiolo. With neither single cru released in this vintage (a decision made some time back by Roberto and Enrico), fruit from all four of their crus has gone into this blend: Molsino, Valferana, Garavoglie and Casacce, ranging from 290-420 metres altitude. After gentle destemming and crushing, a 15-day fermentation/maceration in steel takes place, followed by a little over 3 years ageing in large Slavonian botti. The final stage is an additional 6-12 months in cement vats before releasing to the market. Bright red/cherry fruits, candied orange with hints of licorice and violet florals; textured and with exceptional structure, while the tingling acidity and focused tannins drive through to finish.
Ripe cherries and strawberries cavort on a bed of candied orange, smoky minerals, black licorice, crushed violet petals and a sprinkling of earthy herbs in this elegant, enveloping ’15 Gattinara. Reflecting its benchmark vintage, this mono-varietal Nebbiolo wine seamlessly melds its chewy tannins with its vivid acidity in a beautifully structured, medium-body wine; savory minerals find their match in a floral lift as this wine glides to a resonant finish. Deriving from Nervi-Conterno’s Molsino, Valferana, Garavoglie, and Casacce vineyards with mineral-laden volcanic soils, Nebbiolo grapes ferment in temperature-controlled stainless steel, and malolactic fermentation takes place in barriques; the wine ages for thirty months in botti, resting in bottle before release.
Minimum order 6 bottles