With the sun starting to shine and the ever-reliable BBC weather app suggesting sunshine and temperatures towards 20 degrees all through the Easter weekend, it seemed like a good idea to put rosé back front of mind.
Roberto Conterno’s excellent Nebbiolo-based Nervi Il Rosato has been an Atlas favourite for a number of years now. Apart from the ease of access due to the screwcap closure (which also ensures consistent freshness), there is an unnerving ease of drinkability about this wine. The flavours are elegant and restrained yet beautifully defined. The textures are fluid and fresh. The finish is vibrant and displays a subtle persistence. This is a wine defined by mouth-watering freshness and seamless harmony.
This is available for immediate delivery so, if you are quick, you could probably have it arrive in time for the Easter weekend.
2019 Il Rosato, Conterno-Nervi
£130 per 6 bottle case including duty, VAT and delivery
92 points, Eric Guido, vinous.com
The 2019 Nervi Il Rosato is spicy and remarkably fresh, mixing ripe melon and apple notes with hints of almond paste and savory herbs, which lends a seductive yet savory edge. It’s soothing upon entry with a twang of zesty acids and salty minerals, with more of a red fruit and almost-licorice quality, as a note of rosy florals slowly fades. This 100% Nebbiolo Rosato from northern Piedmont is impossible to resist.
Looking forward to hearing from you shortly.