La Smilla



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 in the southeast part of Piedmont (Gavi). All Gavi must be 100% Cortese grapes. This Gavi is made from hand-picked Cortese grapes in the small vineyards “Spessa” and “Pragò” in the municipality of Bosio, grown in a twenty-five-year vineyard at 330 metres above sea level on limestone-rich clay soil. The freshness and the marked sapidity found in this wine come from the promixity of the vineyards to the sea, which extends beyond the hills. The steep slopes of the Ligurian Appennines with its white chalky soil, define the character of this Gavi.

Altitude: 330 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.

Fresh and harmonious aroma. Crisp and refreshing with characteristic mineral notes, hints of honeysuckle, and tropical fruit, and a tangy, citric finish.

Goes great with appetizers, Fish & Roast Chicken.

Vintage: 2019
Grape: 100% Cortese di Gavi
Region: Piemonte
Alcohol (ABV): 12.5%