Gavi del comune di Gavi DOCG
GAVI DI GAVI DOCG
Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita
Gavi di Gavi is considered to be one of the most elegant italian white wines. Gavi takes its name from the town, which is situated at the centre of the production zone. Despite being more closely linked in style with its neighboring region Liguria, Gavi di Gavi wines are still considered Piemont’s white jewel in the crown. It got DOCG status in the 1998 and its vineyards are mainly found in the hills of the communes in the provincia of Alessandria.
Varietal: 100% Cortese.
Area of production: vineyards located in the municipality of Gavi.
Exposure and altidute: Mainly South, South-West; 250-300 m ASL.
Soil composition: Clay and marl.
Harvest: between the end of September and the beginning of October.
Wine-making: Soft crushing of the grapes. Three weeks fermentation at controlled temperature of 18°C in stainless steel tanks.
Tasting characteristics: Straw-yellow colour with greenush traces. Fresh, fruity refined and hig