Wine Details

Indigenous Gavi Del Comune di Gavi DOCG

Produced exclusively from the indigenous Piedmontese grape Cortese, this Gavi di Gavi comes from three different vineyard sites within the comune (town) of Gavi, positioned in the Val Lemme area of Piedmont, on the border with Liguria. This fortunate location boasts a nearly ideal climate, a temperate hillside landscape with the cooling breeze of the nearby Ligurian Sea, not too hot, but with sunshine all year-round. Here the soil, temperature, altitude and morphology combine to yield a distinctive wine that is intense straw yellow in color with shimmering golden reflections, like the sun. Grapes from the three different vineyard sites, each with unique attributes, are vinified separately followed by a selection of the finest results to create the base wine. This blend of terroir yields a wine of important structure, capable of aging, that expresses strong, yet elegant, perfumes of apricot and citrus on a delicate mineral and almost rusty backdrop. Warm, savory and harmonious in the mouth, this juicy white pairs well with vegetables, white meat, seafood and lighter dishes like salad, pasta or appetizers. Incredibly drinkable, and undeniably enjoyable, the Gavi di Gavi exhibits all the personality typical of this small, yet distinctive, wine district.

Region:

Producer:

Indigenous

Varietal:

100% Cortese

Vineyard:

Gavi (from 3 different vineyards sites)

Yield:

9,500 kg/ha

Aging:

2-4 month sin bottle

Alcohol content:

12.5%

pH level:

3.15

Acidity:

5.31 g/L

Production:

120,000 bottles

Soil:

Varied, depending on the vineyard site - calcareous and tuff, interspersed with clay and iron/oxide-rich sand and gravel

Training:

Guyot

Average altitude:

250 meters (820 feet) a.s.l.

Vinification:

Soft press (using the innovative “Bucher Inertys” press to prevent oxidation and preserve aromas) followed by temperature-controlled fermentation (with selected yeasts) in stainless steel tanks at 18°C; brief contact on gently-stirred lees before bottling the Spring after harvest (Note: each of the 3 vineyards is vinified separately followed by a selection of the best results to create a base wine reflecting the sum of terroirs)

Harvest:

Beginning to Mid September