Founded in 1906 by Luigi Nervi, the homonymous winery is the oldest of the Gattinara appellation and, since 2021, has been taken over by the Giacomo Conterno winery, another crucial name for Piedmontese wine production. There are 27 hectares of vineyards in total, characterized by soils rich in volcanic porphyry from which the Nebbiolo grapes draw the maximum nourishment, look behind the Monte Rosa which, with its majestic height, protects the grapes from the icy north winds. Here the Nebbiolo grape is called ‘Spanna’ and, even in its ‘basic’ versions, it manages to express a minerality out of the ordinary, showing off shades that leave their mark. This sample of Nervi ages for 36 months in oak barrels, for a wine that is pure quality, absolute expression of its territory, among the best Gattinara that can be tasted.
Intense garnet red with excellent transparency, it has an unmistakable and explicit sense of wet earth, dry leaves and undergrowth, a very slight spacing, all crossed by fruity shades of jam and a deep mineral vein, almost granitic. Definitely savory taste, with a great personality, with dense and chewable tannins and an intriguing, almost ferrous freshness, which accompanies a long aromatic persistence.
Delicious wine with agnolotti with meat sauce but also a fillet with green pepper.