In 2018, I named the 2013 Molsino my wine of the year.
We've been fans of the northern Piedmont since we opened fifteen years ago. However, what's happening at Nervi-Conterno is game-changing.
Of course, what's happening at Nervi-Conterno shouldn't come as a surprise. Roberto Conterno is simply a force of nature and one of the most talented people working in wine today.
The 2014 Molsino has the focus and intensity that Conterno delivers when he's at the top of his game. The wine has a radiant clarity and a punchy, dynamic energy. There's a dazzling cast of aromatics and pristine, super-delineated complexity.
Conterno is arguably the greatest producer in Piedmont. He is the first producer in Barolo or Barbaresco to look north. As you would guess, Conterno chose wisely. Nervi is the historic producer of Gattinara with really impressive vineyard holdings, including Molsino, some dating back to 1679.
Conterno has been involved in the estate since 2011, when Erling Astrup, a wine collector, and friend of his, purchased the winery and sought his counsel. In 2018, he bought the estate outright. I visited Nervi last fall, and it was clear the Conterno is bringing the rigor and perfectionism of his Barolo estate to Nervi. I was deeply impressed.
The results are staggeringly good. The 2014 Molsino takes the superlative quality that caused me to make the 2013 my wine of the year, and elevates it. I expect this to age beautifully, and with the sharp 4-pack pricing, I strongly encourage you to stock up.
To order, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the store at (212) 980-9463.
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits
2014 Nervi-Conterno Gattinara Molsino
Special Bottle Price: $99.95
Special 4-Pack Price: $359.80 ($89.95/btl)