Gavi DOCG del comune di Gavi

DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA E GARANTITA DEL COMUNE DI GAVI

Cortese grapes come from a native vine that boasts very ancient origins and it’s wide-spread throughout the Alessandrino area. Known for its easy drinkability and for its immediate pleasantness, it gives rise to wines that are clean, fresh and vital. In the Municipality of Gavi, where this wine gets its name, this production is protected by the DOCG label which guarantees the product’s high quality.

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Gavi DOCG del comune di Gavi

Features

  • Grapes: Cortese Gentile 100%
  • Origin: Gavi
  • Terrain Type: Marly, calcareous
  • Altitude: 120 – 150 m above sea level
  • Cultivation method: Guyot
  • Vineyard density: 4.500 vines per hectare
  • Grape yield: circa 75 tons per hectare

Vinification

The de-stemmed grapes are subject to soft pressing. Alcoholic fermentation occurs in steel containers maintained at controlled temperatures. Once fermentation processes have finished, the wine is left to rest in yeasts for at least four months before bottling.

The wine

This wine is a straw-yellow hue of mid-range intensity. It boasts clear floral scents accompanied by a hint of melon and a light suggestion of citrus. To the palate it’s elegant, very fresh and tasty, balancing the variety’s typical acidity with a ‘gentile’ profile with good drinkability.