Biodynamic Piedmontese White Wine

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. According to the farm’s core philosophy that complies with the biodynamic principles, the vines are farmed without any use of chemicals.


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.
Contains sulphites

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.


Respecting the earth gives great quality. Gavi DOCG has received several awards over the years and we are happy to share them with you.

  • I vini di Veronelli 2022: 2 stars
  • Intravino: 89 points
  • Vini buoni d’Italia 2022: 2 stars
  • Gambero rosso 2022: 2 glasses
  • Bibenda 2022: 4 grapes
  • Vitae. La guida vini 2022: 3 vines
  • Doctor Wine 2022: 90 points
  • I vini di Veronelli: 2 Stars
  • Golosaria: Top Hundred
  • Vini buoni d’Italia: 4 Stars
  • Gambero Rosso: 2 Glasses
  • Bibenda: 4 Grapes
  • Vitae. La guida vini : 3 Vines
  • Doctor Wine: 90 Points
  • I Vini di Veronelli: Two Stars
  • Gambero Rosso: Two Glasses
  • Bibenda: Four Grapes
  • Slow Wine: A flowery scent and a full-flavored taste, pleasantly cool with a strong almond final taste.
  • Vitae: Two Grapes
  • Slow Wine 2019: Rich and broad, with strong scents of white flowers and yellow ripe fruit. Robust in the mouth, with fine volume
  • Prosit (ONAV): Balanced palate, with an extremely clean finish
  • Vini Buoni d’Italia 2019: Crown, Audience’s Crown 4 stars
  • Slow Wine 2018: Excellent everyday wine. Intense floral hints. Perfect balance in mouth between juicy body and fresh acidity
  • Bibenda 2018: Five Grapes
  • Gambero Rosso 2018: Two red glasses
  • Vitae: La guida vini 2018, fresh, young wine, easy to drink
  • Go Wine: Cantine d’Italia 2018, worth to taste
  • Slow Wine: Balanced acidity in mouth which makes it fresh, bright and light drinking
  • Bibenda: 3 Grapes
  • I vini di Veronelli: 2 Stars
  • Vinibuoni d’Italia: 3 Stars
  • Gambero Rosso: Red Glasses
  • Vitae. La guida vini 2017: Great profile wine
  • Slow Wine: Cortese grapes characteristics are exalted
  • I vini di Veronelli: 1 Star
  • Gambero Rosso: 1 Glass
  • I vini d’Italia: 4 Bottles – 16.5/20
  • Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani 2016: 84/100
  • I vini d’Italia: Excellent wine
  • I vini di Veronelli: Very good wine
  • Bibenda: 3 Grapes
  • Guida Essenziale ai Vini d’Italia: 86/100, Wine with an excellent ratio between quality and price
  • Gambero Rosso: 2 Glasses
  • Vini buoni d’Italia: 3 Stars
  • Slow Wine: Everyday wine
  • Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani 2015: 85/100
  • I vini d’Italia: Excellent wine
  • I vini di Veronelli: 87/100 Very good wine
  • Bibenda: 3 Grapes
  • Annuario dei migliori vini italiani 2014: 85/100
  • I vini buoni d’Italia: 4 Stars

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