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#390028 - 04-30-2019 06:47:14 WS: RobertoConterno @ Nervi
TomHill Offline
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A fairly interesting article, as linked by WineTerroirist, by BruceSanderson:
on the aftermath of the purchase a yr ago of NerviWnry in Gattinara by Barolo producer, RobertConterno.
After a number of yrs of languishing, Nervi was purchased in 2011 by a group of Norwegian investors (primarily) which included Erling Astrup, a good friend of Conterno's. Primarily thru Erling's efforts, the quality of the Nervi wines has advanced tremendously. Erling still retains 10% ownership and is the main driving force behind Nervi's wines. Conterno is maintaining a go-slow approach and has kept most of the Nervi team in place, though he is expanding the wine cellar.
It should be pointed that Erling is one of several Italian members of NEB and has expressed an interest in attending one of our NEB get-togethers. Hopefully, it will happen someday.

Edited by TomHill (04-30-2019 06:48:22)

#390034 - 05-01-2019 08:03:17 Re: WS: RobertoConterno @ Nervi [Re: TomHill]
fraser Offline

Registered: 02-25-2004 00:27:03
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Loc: Seattle
The pricing seems pretty aggressive for what's in the bottle.


#390038 - 05-06-2019 10:43:09 Re: WS: RobertoConterno @ Nervi [Re: fraser]
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Registered: 03-12-2004 15:59:19
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Loc: Delaware
That seems to be the case for many of the Alto Piemonte Nebbiolo wines I have seen lately.
"When laws become the enemy of men, then men become the enemies of laws".

#390048 - 05-09-2019 17:31:12 Re: WS: RobertoConterno @ Nervi [Re: Dave Cuneo]
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In NYC Alto Piemonte is one of the flavors du jour (along with Corsica and the Canary Islands). Many good wines, not that consistent across all producers. My guess is that Alto Piemonte will have its twenty minutes but that prices won't come down. There will be enough residual repeat buyers to absorb the stock.


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