Timing is everything in rosé sales (you don’t tend to sell much in November, though I remember a shipment arriving remarkably late at a previous employer – we ended up recommending it as the perfect accompaniment to turkey! Hmmmm).
Given the temperatures we have witnessed in the UK of late, we have seen a spike in demand for rosé deliveries. Fret no more…the Nervi has arrived.
A little background for you :
• Roberto Conterno (of Barolo estate Giacomo Conterno and Monfortino fame) bought a 90% stake in Nervi in 2018.
• Nervi, the oldest winery in the region, is located in Gattinara in Alto Piemonte to the north of Piemonte itself.
• Il Rosato is made from 100% Nebbiolo.
• 2019 is the best vintage yet, with the Conterno team now positively influencing the estate’s production since the initial investment.
I was really impressed by the vibrant red fruit profile and pretty floral aromatics on show. The 2019 shows a racy, enlivening acidity, that carries to a surprising long, subtle finish. What I really appreciate is that slight orangey citrus tang that adds complexity to the fruit of ripe melon and soft red summer berries. It takes skill to produce a Nebbiolo Rosato with sufficient character and concentration, without extracting too much from the skins. The team at Nervi has nailed it with this refreshing rosé with its clarity and precision.
I have included the recent note from Eric Guido, who has just joined Antonio Galloni at Vinous and has already produced some very good reviews.
2019 Il Rosato, Nervi
£75 per 6 bottle case in bond
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. Drink 2020-2022.
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All the best,