La Ghibellina Mainin Gavi di Gavi
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Region: Gavi, Piedmont, Italy
Grape varieties: 100% Cortese
La Ghibellina Mainin Gavi di Gavi is dry, fresh, and well-balanced. Characterized by a fresh bouquet of white flowers and fresh fruit.
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About La Ghibellina Mainin Gavi di Gavi
La Ghibellina Mainin Gavi di Gavi is dry, fresh, and well-balanced. Characterized by a fresh bouquet reminiscent of white flowers and fresh fruit.
About La Ghibellina
La Ghibellina was founded in 2000 by Alberto and Marina Ghibellini and specializes in the production of high-quality wines that at the same time emphasize their typical character.
The soil conditions, the ideal exposure to sunlight, and the climate that is particularly adapted to the cultivation of vines and that benefits from the sea breeze that blows from the nearby Mediterranean coast, make the conditions ideal for the production of wines with a firm and always recognizable character.
The Gavi, (or Cortese di Gavi) DOCG is situated in the southern part of Piedmont, in northwestern Italy. The town of Gavi is at the center of the production zone while Cortese is the indigenous white grape variety from which it is made. Due to its close proximity with Liguria, its winemaking and gastronomic traditions are more Ligurian than Piemontese, which could explain the light and fruity style of this white wine.
Despite being more closely linked in style with its neighboring region’s wines, Gavi is still considered Piedmont’s white jewel in the crown. It gained DOCG status in 1998 and its vineyards are mainly found in the hills of 13 communes in the province of Alessandria (of which the most prominent are Gavi, Novi Ligure, Serravalle Scrivia, and Arquata Scrivia). Those wines that state Gavi di Gavi on their label can do so only if their fruit comes from vineyards in the township of Gavi.
Gavi was Italy’s first white wine to gain international repute and is still considered one of the top-ranking Italian whites today. Made exclusively from the Cortese grape, a variety that has a heritage dating back to the 1600s, this is a wine that reflects its terroir. It is noted for its bone-dry character and crisp, flinty, and fresh acidity, coming from the mineral-rich soils of the area. The bouquet is particularly floral, offering delicate aromas reminiscent of white flowers, lemons, green apples, and honeydew. It also often shows hints of almonds on the finish. The grapes do not offer high levels of potential alcohol, but it is certainly age-worthy wine.