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2016 Nervi Conterno Gattinara Valferana

ITEM 8553991 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from a distributor

Bidder Amount Total
zheta $69 $69
iamer $68 $0
WZag $67 $0
$65
Item Sold Amount Date
I8638611 2 $66 Jan 8, 2023
I8553991 1 $69 Dec 4, 2022
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RATINGS

96Vinous / IWC

Rich and resonant...supremely beautiful as it opens up in the glass. It is a wine of real breadth and textural expansiveness. Rose petal, mint, sweet dried cherry, tar, anise and orange peel are some of the nuances that emerge, but the Valferana is a wine to admire for its total sense of balance.

94+ The Wine Advocate

...wild berries, forest floor, tarry smoke, pressed violet and rusty nail aromas that are so becoming to this grape and to the exciting wines of the up-and-coming Gattinara appellation.

REGION

Italy, Piedmont, Gattinara

Gattinara is a small DOCG within Piedmont. It is one of the seven DOCG appellations of Piedmont, meaning it shares an elevated, prestigious status with the Barolo and Barbaresco appellations. Nebbiolo is the primary grape here, though it is called Spanno locally. Gattinara DOCG wines must be at least 90% Nebbiolo and have a minimum of three years of aging. Riservas require a minimum of four years of aging. The wines of Gattinara have excellent reputations, and at best they are elegant and full-bodied.

TYPE

Red Wine, Nebbiolo, D.O.C.G.

This red grape is most often associated with Piedmont, where it becomes DOCG Barolo and Barbaresco, among others. Its name comes from Italian for “fog,” which descends over the region at harvest. The fruit also gains a foggy white veil when mature.