Gavi di Gavi
Growing location: Gavi, Alto Monferrato, Monferrato, Piedmont, Italy.
Classification: D.O.C.G. White
Grape-variety: 100% Cortese
Yield: 7 tons/ha
Vinification: fermentation and maturing in steel at a controlled temperature, with continuous stirring of the lees, followed by filtration and cold stabilization. Ready for bottling in spring.
Bottle ageing before release: 4 months in the cellar.
Alcohol: 13 %
Residual sugar: 2.7 g/l
Total acidity: 5.4 g/l
Dry extract: 19.8 g/l
Appearance: straw yellow, intense and bright.
Nose: hints of ripe apples, pears, wild flowers.
Palate: well-structured, with good acidity and an excellent long finish.
Bottle sizes available: 75 cl
Best served at: 8-10°C (46-50°F)
Gavi del Comune di Gavi goes very well with delicately-flavoured foods. It is a great match for any kind of fish, whether grilled or fried, and with all vegetables. Its slightly spritzy flavour is best tasted at below 10°C, and it makes for an excellent aperitif.
Fish: prawns, mussels and oysters, scampi, clams.
Meats: white meat, such as chicken and guinea fowl.
Sauces: lemon, vinaigrettes.