Visit and tasting at Nervi 19/05/2018 by Emanuele Spagnuolo
Roberto Conterno has bought 90% of Nervi.
Nervi company is the history of the high Piedmont, one of the most historic and classic companies in Italy where already centuries ago the Molsino vineyard and the Valferana were classified as vineyards that gave "good wines", that is a bit of the grand cru of the area .
Erling Astrup is first of all a great friend of mine. A simple person to whom all the territory says thank you for what he did. Last night's dinner was enough with Gattinara's various personalities to understand that everyone loves him.
Always ready to joke, it almost seems that you do not take it seriously, but this Norwegian man who worked in finance has done a little great miracle.
He took over the Nervi when it was now in a preventative agreement (bankruptcy), has brought back the company's history by doing a research work of extraordinary historical documents. We also helped him to recover the old bottles of the company from the 30s vintages.
He has saved jobs, brought Gattinara back to the top of the great Nebbiolo.
When he realized that to make the leap of definitive quality and ensure a bright future to the company needed something more he did not think about it for a moment and asked the help of Roberto Conterno, a long-time friend who accepted very willingly.
With the experience and sensitivity of Roberto Nervi's wines will be able to go even further to compete for the highest recognition in the world.
A new cellar will be made, different investments. We all thank Erling and Roberto for helping our territory to emerge in the world.
In tasting Valferana and Molsino rise without fear and blindly Valferana 2005 in my opinion has also put behind the most famous Cascina Francia and Brunate of Beppe Rinaldi of the same year.
Now you can understand that the terrors of Nervi is unique, unobtainable volcanic porphyry.
All the value is there.
A selection in the vineyard well done and careful winemaking can only bring out enological jewels.