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Very occassionally Italian dialects are not impenetrable, like the example above, from the Vallee d'Aosta, taken from the label for an old bottle of Ghiglieri Donnaz.
These Nebbiolos age well, often very well (this is a good place to confess that I don't know what the Ghiglieri Donnaz is made from. It might have some Nebbiolo in it, and Petit Arvine, Cornalin, Pinot Nero, etc). They are lighter in structure than Barolo and Barbaresco but this can make for some elegant and ethereal wines. In Alto Piemonte (Boca, Bramaterra Gattinara, Ghemme, Lessona, “Spanna”, etc), Nebbiolo gets enriched with some local grapes which lend color and depth; the mountain wines from Carema and the Valtellina are 100% Nebbiolo. We gotta some good wine! Jamie Wolff
There's a similar litheness and elegance to Nervi's 1964 Gattinara, but the development is more advanced with darker fruit and richer dark chocolate notes and flavors. The tannins have nicely resolved; a solid birth year wine or a vino da meditazione for Nebbiolo's ability to age. Jonas Mendoza
This was among the first vintages after Italo Nervi passed away in 1975 and left the winery to five of his cousins, his secretary Carla Ferrero, and the consulting oenologist Giorgio Aleata. A quite ripe Gattinara with lots of dark fruit on the palate (ripe blackberry, dried black cherry, brandied cherry). A bit weightier than those from from the 1960s. Jonas Mendoza
This wine does not have a vintage indicated on the label. Judging from the style of the label itself (and the vague recollection of the former owner) it may be from the 1950s.