The vintage began with a mild winter followed by the months of March and April marked by fine weather and little rainfall. The rainy days of May and June caused a slowdown in plant growth. The situation was later normalized. Considering the anticipated vegetative cycle of the grapes during March, producers imagined a very early harvest. In the following months the phenological phases realigned with the seasonal average temperatures, including a very rainy June, with temperatures never exceeding 30°degrees. The grapes were extraordinary healthy and beautiful that will lead to a very promising 2020 Gavi di Gavi.
Winemaker: Paolo Giacosa
Grapes: 100% Cortese
Growing Area: Gavi
Alcohol: 12,50 %
Food: Great with fish: appetizers, shellfish, seafood and sushi. It can be paired also with strong-flavoured sauces. Excellent as an aperitif.
Colour: Straw-yellow with typical greenish hues.
Nose: Wide, complex, notes of fresh wildflowers, lavender, sage, fruity, white peach and apricot.
Palate: Fresh, mineral, intense with a full body important acidity balance, very long persistence.
Serving: 8 - 10 °C
Cellaring: 7 - 8 years
Vines age: 35 years
Yield: 8500 kg/ha
Harvests: 100% hand-harvested
Training system: Guyot
Farming practices: Sustainable Viticulture
Grape bunches are hand-sorted on a vibrant table and chilled with carbonic snow to avoid oxidation and reduce considerably the use of sulphur and softly pressed. A part is pressed and macerated in the press at cool temperature for one night.
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: monterotondo is refined on its own lees in stainless steel tanks for 6-7 months and then in the bottle.
Monterotondo Gavi del Comune di Gavi, from the municipality of GAVI, thanks to the particular “terroir” characterized by a chalky-sulphurous soil and the microclimate, represents the best expression of the Cortese grape that reaches unique levels of complexity and elegance. This wine will also surprise you with its longevity.