<Gavi DOCG

The Gavi which interprets the tradition of the terroir and identifies the typical characteristics of the Cortese vine variery from which it originates.

The terroir

The vineyarded soil at La Raia is calcareous and clayish, it extends at approximately 400 metres above sea level with a south-east-west exposure. A crown of vineyards distributed around the cellar, with an average density of 4500 vines per hectare and an age ranging from 9 to 70 years old. According to the farm’s core philosophy that complies with the biodynamic principles, the vines are farmed without any use of chemicals.

The grapes and the wine making

Grapes
Cortese grapes for Gavi production benefit of the typical microclimate of our area, which highly concentrates its activation within the vineyards located around the cellar. The grapes are healthy and present a good sugar rate and a balanced acidity; this allows us to produce a very pleasant and easy to drink white wine.

Wine making
Grapes are handpicked around mid-September and, after a careful selection, they are destemmed. In this way grapes only arrive in the wine press for a delicate pressing. After the natural decantation, must is put in stainless steel tanks to avoid microbiological alteration which could compromise the wine quality. The alcoholic fermentation lasts 15/20 days and takes place at the controlled temperature of 18° C. The wine is left on native yeasts for about 3/4 months; it is then cold stabilized, before being bottled in March. This me-thod helps to obtain a fresh, ready to drink wine.

Tasting notes
COLOUR: is straw yellow, with slight greenish hints.
AROMA: offers a particularly fine mineral feeling and notes of fruit and white flowers.
MOUTHFEEL: lively, balanced, with a fresh acidity, which increases its persistance and favours its drinkability. A slight almondish finish.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13%

Perfect pairing
Excellent as aperitif, paired with hors d’oeuvres and fish ragù or vegetable first courses. It is the perfect match also for seafood, white meat and fresh young cheese.
BEST SERVED: Between 10° and 12° C.

Tips for a perfect storage
If stored in a cool dry place, and in the dark, at 10°/18° C, bottles keep unaltered up to 3/4 years.

Awards

2014 vintage

  • Slow Wine 2016: Cortese grapes characteristics are exalted.
  • I vini di Veronelli 2016: 1 star
  • Gambero Rosso 2016: 1 glass
  • I vini d’Italia 2016: 4 bottles – 16.5/20
  • Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani 2016: 84/100

2013 vintage

  • I vini d’Italia 2015, le Guide de L’Espresso: Excellent wine
  • I vini di Veronelli 2015: Very good wine
  • Bibenda 2015: Three grapes
  • Guida Essenziale ai Vini d’Italia: 86/100, Wine with an excellent ratio between quality and price
  • Gambero Rosso 2015: Two glasses
  • Vini buoni d’Italia 2015: Three stars
  • Slow Wine 2015: Everyday wine
  • Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani 2015: 85/100

2012 vintage

  • I vini d’Italia 2014, Le Guide de L’Espresso: Excellent wine
  • I vini di Veronelli 2014: 87/100 Very good wine
  • Bibenda 2014: Three grapes
  • Annuario dei migliori vini italiani 2014: 85/100
  • I vini buoni d’Italia 2014: Four stars

OUR WINES

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Etichetta Gavi Pisé

The best expression of the farm’s philosophy

The best expression of the farm’s philosophy. It surprises for its longevity and evolution on the nose during the days after opening: a continuous discovery of scents which are released in time.

Etichetta Gavi Riserva

It embodies the terroir’s tradition

It embodies the terroir’s tradition. Grapes are handpicked slightly ripe, with a golden yellow colouring. A complex aroma of ripe fruit, honey and candied fruit characterizes the wine obtained.

Etichetta Gavi

The Gavi which interprets the tradition

The Gavi which interprets the tradition of the terroir and identifies the typical characteristics of the Cortese vine variery from which it originates.

Etichetta Barbera Largé

This wine is produced only in exceptional vintages.

The selection of the best vines from the local oldest vineyards. This wine is produced only in exceptional vintages. It is refined in barriques for 20 months and can age in the bottle for over 10 years.

Etichetta Barbera

The typical red wine from Piedmont

The typical red wine from Piedmont. It has the right balance between freshness and acidity.