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Nervi is the oldest winery in the Gattinara DOCG area. It was founded by Luigi Nervi in 1906 and covers 28.5 hectares of Nebbiolo vines in the Casacce, Garavoglie, Molsino and Valferana vineyards.
At the foothills of Monterosa, Europe’s second highest mountain, the vines enjoy sunny days, cool nights, thermic breeze and good drainage on steep slopes. With plenty of volcanic gravel and high clay content in the soil, Nervi’s vineyards are unique in an Italian oenological context. The mineral rich soil lends itself to producing elegant Nebbiolo wines of particular longevity, a characteristic of Nervi´s Gattinara.
2012 was an excellent vintage for Nervi. The wine is open and accessable, with just the right balance of tannins on the back end and amazing aromatics up front. Classic notes of roses, cedar, tobacco, dried plum with spice notes and a long, clinging finish.