NERVI-CONTERNO GATTINARA 16
Gattinara is the northernmost Italian wine region for one of that country’s greatest red grapes - Nebbiolo. Like its better known siblings, Barolo and Barbaresco, Gattinara DOCG (the Italian name for a legally defined wine region) is in Piemonte, in the north west of Italy.
Wines made in the Gattinara DOCG must contain at least 90% of the Nebbiolo grape but in reality, many of the best are 100% Nebbiolo wines, despite the very cool northern weather conditions in this northern zone. This means that Gattinara tends to have refreshingly lively and pronounced acidity. This preserves the wines in the long term and makes them taste fresh in their youth.