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Bottle Price $21.99
Sale Price $19.99
Year 2015
Size 750ML
Color White
Varietal Cortese
Country Italy

Availability: Oversell: N Discount: Y
Product Code: 2815489_PI


Great White Buy! The Noble White Wine Of Piedmont

Gavi, is a wine that takes its name from the region’s main village. The village of Gavi, is in southern Piedmont, bordering Liguria, and the wine is made from the Cortese grape. Although Cortese is grown all over the northwest, it was first recorded as a Piedmontese variety in 1659.

Founded in 1890, Castellari Bergaglio is a family-run winery that Gambero Rosso hails as “one of the appellation’s principal reference points”. Fourth generation Marco Castellari Bergaglio best describes the family philosophy: “We wish to craft wines that reflect terroir, not stereotype.”

They focus on making the finest Gavi and do not make red wines.

At 984 feet above sea level, we find the estate of Castellari Bergaglio, totaling 12 hectares under vine. Gavi di Tassarolo Fornaci is a single vineyard wine named after a brick oven – fornace in Italian – that used to stand in place of the vineyards, within the township of Tassarolo. Winemaker is the very talented Roberto Gerbino who consults all over Italy.

The grapes are transferred to the cellar immediately and undergo soft pressing to extract the very best from the fruit. Fermentation takes place slowly at a controlled temperature (18-20°C, to maintain the typically rich aromas of the Cortese di Gavi varietal) and lasts for up to 20 days.

Tasting notes: Those looking for an intriguing Gavi with great finesse and ideal balance can do no better that Fornaci with its Floral nuance of hawthorn and lily complement fruiter notes of banana, followed by subtly pungent citrus, hay, and mint. In the mouth it is compact, spherical, and harmonious, very much in line with the bouquet, and it concludes with a lengthy, cleanly-delineated finish.

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