Gavi is an amazing white wine from Piedmont Italy, the same region as greats such as Barolo. The grapes used in Gavi are called Cortese and date back to the 1700’s and is often credited with introducing the world to Italian White Wine.
Piedmont, in the Northwest of Italy, means at the foot of the mountains, rests just at the base of the Italian Alps. The scenery and landscape is incredible and the climate is perfect for growing some of the greatest grape varietals for wine production.
The Cortese variety is known for its bracingly high acidity and its ability to retain freshness, even when grown in hot environments. Apple, peach and honeydew flavors are commonly associated with Cortese wines, with lime, almond and light herbal or grassy aromas.
Gavi is a perfect summer white, chill it and drink with grilled prawns, grilled veggies or a fresh light pasta. You will be extremely glad you did. Buon appetito.