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Gavi di Gavi


Cortese is the grape behind the Gavi wine, and it is distinguished by its crisp, floral, peachy, aromatic qualities. This light and refreshing white is known as 'The Chablis of Italy' due to its mouth-zapping acidity. It has made a success of its freshness and simplicity.

This famous Italian wine is called after the town of Gavi in the far south-east corner of Piedmont. All Gavi must be 100% Cortese, a grape which is indigenous to the north of Italy. Only those vineyards planted within the borders of the town of Gavi can carry the prestigious name "Gavi di Gavi".

This wonderful Gavi was born in the heart of the Gavi area, where the hills become sweeter and the ground turns red. This wine is made from hand-picked Cortese grapes grown in a twenty-five-year vineyard at 280 metres above sea level on limestone-rich clay soil. The growing system is the Guyot which helps the Cortese grapes ripen fully and evenly.

Altitude: 280 metres asl

Soil: Clay and Limestone

Average Age of Vines: 25 years

Trellising System: Guyot

Production per ha: 95 Ql

The grapes are handpicked and gently pressed, then cool fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Unoaked, the wine is bottled in the spring following the harvest.

It shows a delicate aroma of ripe peach and pear on the nose with hints of pineapple and lychees. On the palate it offers full aroma of lime and tropical fruits and a slight honeyed edge held together by stony minerality and medium acidity. A long and creamy almond finish.

Goes great with appetizers, Fish & Roast Chicken

Vintage: 2021
Grape: 100% Cortese di Gavi
Region: Piemonte
Alcohol (ABV): 13%