Country: Italy Region: Piemonte
Varietal: Cortese Vintage: 2019
Category: White Wine Style: Dry
The name Principessa Gavia comes from a historical tale: a princess named Gavia fell in love with a handsome man who served as a guard in her father's court. The couple sought the king's permission to marry, but he refused to have his daughter wed out of her class. Desperate, the young couple fled to a distant part of the kingdom and settled in a sleepy village on the other side of the alps. They eluded the king's troops until one night, after enjoying a generous amount of a local white wine, the groom confided their story to the local innkeeper. The innkeeper nodded and feigned sympathy, but sent word to the king and collected a handsome reward. Troops found the couple and brought them back to the king to face punishment. The King looked into his daughter's eyes and could not help but forgive her. He blessed their union, and as a wedding gift, bequeathed them the town which they had chosen to settle in. In her honour he gave the name Gavi to the town as well as the charming white wine they drank.
- Vineyards Grapes for Principessa Gavia are grown in a single vineyard, located in the classic Gavi region of Novi Ligure. Here the soil is rocky clay and marl.
- Winemaking Following a rigorous selection of Cortese grapes, the clean must is gently pressed and fermented at a controlled temperature of 64˚F for 20 days before the new wine is clarified.
Straw-yellow with a greenish hue. The wine's aromas of white fruit, stone fruit and lime zest are immediately beguiling and followed by a subtle yet persistent bouquet of green apples. The palate is well balanced with a fresh acidity and good structure. Pleasant almond notes linger on the finish.
Food Suggestion: Enjoy with seafood especially crustaceans, light meats and pasta with light sauces.
Closure: Natural Cork ABV: 12.5% Acidity [g/l]: 5.9