If you are nuts for Nebbiolo, we are right there with you!
We must confess, we've had the Barolo and Barbaresco bug for years. But, Nebbiolo's reach spreads throughout Piedmont to other regions such as Gattinara and Gheme, where this "noble grape" offers a more Burgundian expression.
Often referred to as Italy's Pinot Noir with its high-toned cherry notes and mouth-watering acidity, the 2013 Nervi Gattinara is gorgeous and layered with notes of cherry, smoke, spice, peach skin and tea leaf; an herbal bouquet reveals the beauty of the vintage. There is terrific balance between acidity and structure.
Nervi is the oldest officially recognized producer in Gattinara, where vineyards have been growing Nebbiolo for over 800 years. Located 90 miles north of Barolo, the medieval town of Gattinara sees hot days with cool nights making these wines a touch lighter and more elegant than Barolo with an amazing expression of the grape.
Caveat emptor: one sip of the 2013 Nervi Gattinara may very well make you a Nebbiolo nerd.