Nervi Gattinara Vigna Valferana 2018 750ml - SPIRITED Wines
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Nervi Gattinara Vigna Valferana 2018 750ml
SKU: 72423

Nervi Gattinara Vigna Valferana 2018

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Category Red Wine
Origin Italy, Piedmont, Gattinara
Brand Nervi
The best grapes from the Valferana cru are selected for this bottling. Volcanic soil rich in minerals and clay. Aged for about four years in large, wood vats. Only produced in the best vintages.
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The 2018 Gattinara Valferana is explosive right out of the glass. Supporting veins of tannin carry a core of red fruit, cinnamon, rose petal, blood orange, mint and white pepper. The Valferana is complex and wonderfully deep from start to finish. Valferana is the cooler of the two single vineyard Gattinaras that are bottled separately here. The 2018 is a special wine.

Antonio Galloni, March 2022
Wine Advocate
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As all Nebbiolo lovers know well, this mighty Piedmont grape is especially sensitive to place. That's the main takeaway with the Conterno Nervi 2018 Gattinara Vigna Valferana. This is a west-facing vineyard at 300 to 350 meters in altitude that is characterized by volcanic soils and slightly cooler conditions, resulting in an etched and very focused expression of Nebbiolo (as opposed to Molsino that tends to be open-knit and more concentrated). Valferana is tightly chiseled and crisp, with blue flower, sour cherry, tobacco smoke, underbrush and candied orange peel. The wine offers a complete picture of the grape from Gattinara with some extra tannic edge to carry it through the years.

Monica Larner, November 30, 2021
Wine Spectator
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An open, perfumed red, with hints of rose, strawberry and cherry over earth, iron and tobacco notes, revealing light, dusty tannins and vibrant acidity for support. Though enjoyable now with decanting, this should age well over the next decade or so. Drink now through 2038. 1,283 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, April 30, 2023

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