Produttori del Gavi, Mille951, Gavi DOCG del Comune di Gavi, Piedmont, Italy, 2020
Along the hills of Gavi, Produttori del Gavi overlooks the historic Gavi fortress and have been making wine for over 65 years.
With 220 hectares, the 95 farmers forming this cooperative boast the biggest vineyard holding of Gavi DOCG, containing a number of organically certified vineyards. Situated 40 kilometres from the Ligurian Sea, crossed by the Lemme River near the Ligurian Apennines, Produttori del Gavi lie within the Province of Alessandria, a territory that is uniquely characterised by poor calcareous white soils; ideal for growing the native Cortese grape. With a golden berry, perfumed by the brackish wind delivered from the sea, these wines are superbly lean and with great finesse. Today, its members are led by oenologist Andrea Pancotti.
Limestone soil based on tuff and sandy loam soils at 250 to 300 meters asl.Guyot and spurred cordon the vines here are around 40 years old.
Temperature-controlled at 12°C for 20 days. Refined in steel tank with controlled temperature for at least 3 months on the fine lees and a further 1-2 months in bottle.
No oak ageing
On the nose this is an aromatic wine with pear standing out as well as peach, apricot and yellow plum. On the mouth it is fresh, sapid, easy to drink with subtle almond flavours. Harmonious and balanced, with a good weight and flavour intensity, as well as fresh acidity that sings throughout and for an impressive time after. This is what Gavi is all about.
This wine is excellent as aperitif, but goes perfectly with light first courses, white meat, fish dishes and fresh cheeses.
6 x 75cl