*Normally $27! 100% organic Cortese from hillside vineyards in the Gavi commune, with high calcareous and chalk content. This is the classic, white soil Gavi is famous for. Harvested mid-to-late September, soft-pressed, and stainless steel fermented at a controlled temperature for 20 days, followed by roughly 3 months steel aging and 3 months bottle aging before release. Stands apart from the "Fornaci" for its greater textural depth and creaminess. It, too, is appealing and beautifully balanced. Hints of peach, pear and flowers wrap around the generous finish.
A small winery in the Rovereto area of Gavi. The estate is run by Mario Bergaglio, his wife Vanda Castellari, and their son, Marco Bergaglio.
The whites from Gavi are great with seafood and fish dishes, pasta with cream or oil-based sauces, vegetable dishes and fried food.