Classification: Gavi DOCG
The Cortese grapes are handpicked towards the end of September. Grapes are destemmed, delicately pressed and the skins are removed. Must is decanted at a low temperature and alcoholic fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature. The wine is left on the lees for 30days and is matured in stainless steel tanks for a few months at a controlled temperature.
- ITA - Piedmont
Winery Tasting Notes
Brilliant, pale yellow with greenish highlights.
The nose is generous yet intense, with nuances of white flowers, citrus (grapefruit) and fresh almonds.
Cortese is a delicate variety aromatically speaking, but it has a wonderful chalky, mineral texture and palate structure. La Raia Gavi demonstrates these attributes beautifully, and the finish is long with a lingering note of fresh limes.
Serve lightly chilled with shellfish risotto, linguine al pesto or the famous Piedmontese speciality “Vitello Tonnato”.
The beauty of this wine is its youthfulness and vibrancy. Enjoy over the coming 12-18 months.