The 2018 vintage opened with a long winter extended until March, with plenty of rainfall, restoring the soil’s water supply. Flowering and subsequent berry set took place regularly and in optimal climatic conditions. Green harvesting became necessary for nearly all varietals in order to curb production. Development was gradual during the summer; a long period of constant fine weather helped the grapes to ripen without the harvest needing to be brought forward. It has been a vintage that demanded the attention of winegrowers in their management of the vineyard in order to achieve the best results possible.
Winemaker: Paolo Giacosa
Grapes: 100% Cortese
Growing Area: Municipality of Gavi
Alcohol: 12,50 % by volume
Food: It pairs with cold starters and seafood. Also excellent as an aperitif and with sushi or sashimi.
No oak Oak
Colour: Straw-yellow with typical greenish hues.
Nose: Wide, delightful, wildflower, almonds scent, white and yellow fruits such as apple, pear, white plum and gooseberry.
Palate: Fresh, dry, intense, harmonic and pleasantly fruity, smooth with a good body, well-balance acidity and mineral pleasant aftertaste. Perfect affinity Nose-Palate.
Serving: 8 - 10 °C.
Cellaring: 3 - 4 years.
Exposure: S, SW
Vines age: 10-25 years
Yield: 9500 kg/ha
Harvests: 100% hand-harvested
Training system: Guyot
Farming practices: Sustainable Viticulture
PRE-FERMENTATION PROCEDURES: Grape bunches are hand-sorted on a vibrant table and chilled with carbonic snow to avoid oxidation and reduce considerably the use of sulphur.
This process is “100% screw conveyor free” to handle grapes as gently as possible.
FERMENTATION PROCESS: The grape juice is obtained by soft pressing the whole clusters in an inert environment (nitrogen). The must is cooled before fermentation in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature.
BOTTLE REFINING: GRIFO DEL QUARTARO GAVI DI GAVI is refined only in bottle for about 3 months before realising.
GRIFO DEL QUARTARO GAVI DEL COMUNE DI GAVI is produced to preserve the freshness and the fragrance provided by the vineyards.
Furthermore, the relevant difference between the temperatures of the day and the night enhances the special flowered aroma of GRIFO DEL QUARTARO produced in the village of Gavi heart of the appellation.
Amazing white from Piemonte enjoyable for a very long time.Download wine's data sheet