Azienda Vitivinicola Nervi-Contino is a wine estate in the Gattinara DOCG zone of Piedmont, northern Italy. Sat in the shadow of the Alps, this area was once more recognised than its now much lauded neighbours Barolo and Barbaresco. This wine has a lovely pure red fruited nose with a good dash of salinity. The palate continues with the red fruit but is joined by a light pepper and a tangy savoury component. This will give a lot of joy from the off, but will also age very well. The tannic structure is well-integrated. A fine Nebbiolo and a superb introduction to what can be done in Gattinara.