2019 La Raia Gavi
Colour: is straw yellow, with slight greenish hints. - Aroma: offers a particularly fine mineral feeling and notes of fruit and white flowers. - Mouthfeel: lively, balanced, with a fresh acidity, which increases its persistance and favours its drinkability.
The vineyard soil at La Raia is calcareous and clayish, it extends at approximately 400 metres above sea level with a south-east-west exposure. A crown of vineyards distributed around the cellar, with an average density of 4500 vines per hectare. According to the farm’s core philosophy that complies with the biodynamic principles, the vines are farmed without any use of chemicals. Cortese grapes for Gavi production benefit of the typical microclimate of our area, which highly concentrates its activation within the vineyards located around the cellar. The grapes are healthy and present a good sugar rate and a balanced acidity; this allows us to produce a very pleasant and easy to drink white wine.
Grapes are handpicked around mid-September and, after a careful selection, they are destemmed. In this way grapes only arrive in the wine-press for a delicate pressing. After the natural decantation, must is put in stainless steel tanks to avoid microbiological alteration which could compromise the wine quality. The alcoholic fermentation lasts 15/20 days and takes place at the controlled temperature of 18° C. The wine is left on native yeasts for about 3/4 months; it is then cold stabilized, before being bottled in March. This method helps to obtain a fresh, ready to drink wine.
Tasting notes - Colour: is straw yellow, with slight greenish hints. - Aroma: offers a particularly fine mineral feeling and notes of fruit and white flowers. - Mouthfeel: lively, balanced, with a fresh acidity, which increases its persistance and favours its drinkability.
|Region - Detailed||Piedmont|
|Wine Tags||Biodynamic, Exciting, Grower Producer, Minimal Intervention|
|Body||Light to medium|