These Cortese wines are amongst some of the most underrated drinks on the planet! They are ultra food-friendly, and are certainly more expressive than most Italian whites. This one is a lighter, dry style that shows smells of tropical fruits, apples, pears and jasmine florals before the palate chimes in with subtle fruit and citrus flavours, bright acidity, and a crunchy finish. Awesome with grilled fish!
Castello Banfi owns an historic 45 hectare estate in Strevi - Piedmont, named Banfi Piemonte. Its vineyards are located between the towns of Novi Ligure and Acqui Terme, in an area passionately dedicated to producing the renowned traditional wines of Piedmont. The winery, established in Strevi in 1860, was purchased by Banfi in the late 1970s to complete its Piedmont estate. The Banfi Piemonte portfolio boasts a wide range of products which includes unique sparkling wines, whites, and reds, all of them bearing the prestigious appellations of Piedmont.
Grape Varieties: Cortese 100%.
Production Area: Grown at the Principessa Gavia single vineyard estate, located in the Classic Gavi region of Novi Ligure.
Production Technique: Following a rigorous selection of Cortese grapes and vinified using the latest winemaking techniques, the clean must is gently pressed and fermented at a controlled temperature of 18°C for 20 days.
Colour: Pale straw.
Bouquet: Intense, fruit forward, with typical hints of pineapple and apple.
Taste: Well balanced, with gentle acidity and delicate, dry finish.
Food Pairings: An aperitif wine, excellent with hors d’oeuvres, it is also the perfect match for seafood and poultry dishes.
Winemaker's Notes: Cortese di Gavi is an historical grape variety of the lower Piedmont Region. Principessa Gavia is made from our own estate-grown grapes. Thanks to the soft pressing and the stainless steel fermentation at controlled low temperatures (always below 18°C), its typical delicate aromas and crisp flavours are enhanced.
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2016 Banfi Piemonte Central Italian Principessa Gavia Gavi DOCG