Castelvecchio, Gavi del Comune di Gavi
Piedmont, Italy 2018 (750 ml)
Close to the Ligurian border, the name, Gavi, derives from the commune
at the center of its production zone. This wine is 100% Cortese, a
white grape that is almost never seen outside of the northern part of
Italy. Gavi was Italy's first white wine to gain international repute
and is still considered one of the top-ranking Italian whites today.
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 shows hints of
almonds on the finish.