Conterno - Nervi
Giacomo Conterno - arguably the legend of Piedmont
The Conterno style of Barolo has always been ultra-traditional, with a long maceration followed by extended aging in large, old oak casks (botti). In the old days, aging was anywhere from four to ten years prior to bottling, and often longer, sometimes with multiple bottlings from the same vintage. For the Monfortino, it used to be held in a single 4,000-5,000 liter botti for a minimum of ten years prior to its bottling (the 1970 Monfortino was not bottled until 1985!).
Today, the “regular” Barolos are aged for four years before bottling, and the Monfortino for seven years – the only “modernist” concession in the entire vinification and aging process!
Nervi founded in 1906 is a historic, benchmark Gattinara producer possessing some of the most prized vineyard holdings in all of the appellation. The estate comprises 28.5 hectares of vineyards including their top crus of Molsino and Valferana as well as Garavoglie and Casacce.
2018 Nervi - Gattinara