Country: Italy Region: Piemonte Vintage: 2015
Category: White Wine Color: White
Producer: Terre Antiche
"Gavi with screwcap finally became a reality in 2016. When we started our campaign to permit the use of screwcap on DOCG wines, we didn't think it would take so long.
As soon as the law changed, we began talking to La Giustiniana about using some of the wine that doesn't make it into the blend for 'Lugarara'. Initially, it had to be declassified to Gavi, but we can now sell the wine as Gavi di Gavi and seal it under screwcap. The wine is scented and delicate, with hints of lime zest on the nose and fruit with a lovely zip and verve on the palate."
Product Features: Sustainable;Vegan;Vegetarian
Winemaker: Matteo Zerbo
The wine estate is 40 hectares, which are planted with highly specialised vines. All vineyards are between 300-500 metres above sea level. Soils are grey marl with loose sandy topsoil. The vines face south/southeast and are Guyot trained, planted at a density of 4,000 vines per hectare.
The grapes were gently pressed, then fermented for two weeks in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks at 16 °C. Unoaked, the wine was bottled in the spring following the harvest.
An attractive lemon yellow colour. This wine is scented and delicate, with hints of lime zest on the nose and fruit with a lovely zip and verve on the palate and a mineral finish.
Food Suggestion: Pairs well with herby pasta sauces like pesto, white fish or vegetable dishes.
Closure: Stelvin ABV: 14% Acidity [g/l]: 5.4