Nervi-Conterno Gattinara "Vigna Molsino" 2016 -- Vinous 96+ Points
Regular price $169.00
2016 Nervi-Conterno Gattinara "Vigna Molsino"
$169 / bottle
Vinous 96+ Points
Great Nebbiolo from Italy is not limited to Barolo and Barbaresco! As you travel north from that great region, you next encounter Alto Piedmont, home of nebbiolo-based wines such as Boca, Ghemme, and perhaps the best of the bunch, Gattinara. The region produces focused, taut wines that are intense and complex and, yes, nervy. They are tightly wound in their youth, but add color and weight with age. Some of the best Nebbiolo I've had are bottles of Gattinara from the '50s - '70s that have been part of my wine tasting life from time to time. These Nervi Conterno bottlings are the best of the genre, but they MUST be cellared to fully understand what they offer.
From Vinous: “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 or a ton of optimism regarding their own longevity. Drink 2031 - 2066"